Muslims complain of discrimination in issuance of ID cards
10 August 2016, 21:15
Nyeri - People of Muslim faith living in Nyeri County have decried of discrimination by government’s immigration officers in issuance of national identification cards.
The most affected are those from Majengo area in Nyeri town, according to Sheikh Uledi Majid.
Majid said that before Muslims are issued with ID cards they are been subjected to unfair vetting process to ascertain their nationality.
Speaking to journalists in Nyeri town, the Sheikh said obtaining ID cards has become a serious challenge as he asked government to address the issue.
“If you are a Muslim in this county you will be vetted before you are given an ID because the registration officers don’t believe that we are from this country,” he lamented.
He decried that most youths from the area might not participate in next elections for lack of the registration documents.
He asked the immigration officers to stop the alleged discrimination and issue them with the ID cards.
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