Makonde granted Kenyan citizenship

President Kenyatta issues 1,100 Makondes with citizenship

What you need to know:

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta issued certificates of citizenship and national identity cards to the Makonde during a colourful function at the Sawasawa grounds in Msambweni, Kwale.

  • The Makonde have struggled for years.

  • They could not hide their joy at finally becoming Kenyans.

It is now official. Kenya has 43 tribes after the Makonde, who migrated from Mozambique more than five decades ago, were granted Kenyan citizenship and identity cards on Wednesday.

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