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Nubians in Kenya Face Land Challenges

Hamida Malahassen runs a successful business in Kibera, Kenya’s largest informal settlement, but her case is unique. Being Nubian, she has faced lots of challenges in applying for citizenship. And without a Kenyan identity card that enables one to be officially recognized as a citizen by the government, getting services is hard. According to Malahassen, her community is held back by this lack of recognition in Kenya. “You don’t have security of tenure," she said. "You cannot...

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