Makonde people celebrate their affirmation as Kenyan citizens and Kenyans on Twitter have something to say about it

Celebration of the Official affirmation of The Makonde people as Kenyan citizens held in Msambweni. Photo: Courtesy

The Makonde people are finally celebrating their affirmation as full citizens of The Republic of Kenya. The celebration is meant to celebrate their journey over the decades in trying to be recognized as a tribe in Kenya.

They came to Kenya in 1947 from Mozambique to work at sisal farms and sugar plantations in Kwale, Kilifi and Taita Taveta

Their struggle came to an end last year after a group of 300 members of the community accompanied by human rights activists visited President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House persuading him to push for their recognition as Kenyan citizens.

The president later issued a directive to the relevant ministry that they be issued with Identity cards and title deeds

#MakondeKe has been trending on twitter and this is what people had to say:

 


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