Muslims complain of discrimination in ID cards issuance

Muslims complain of discrimination in ID cards issuance

Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Jamia Mosque in Lodwar to mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

Speaking during the celebrations, Imam Sheikh Abdi llahi Karim expressed concerns over alleged discrimination by the government when issuing Identification Cards saying the Muslim community in Kenya has been neglected.

He said Muslims are subjected to tough procedures when applying for the vital document and most of them end up without getting it.

He urged the government to look into the matter and ensure no community is discriminate against.

Turkana South MP James Lomenen told the Muslims to ensure they possess the required documents while applying for the Identification Cards since the government is critical of issuing the vital document to non-Kenyans.

County Commissioner Stephen Ikua, who was in attendance, thanked the Muslim community in the area for cooperating with the security agents at any particular time saying that this will also easen the ID application process.

Written by Treeza Awuor


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