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Stateless communities receive cash donations

Most were ruled out of the government’s mobile money transfer to vulnerable Kenyans

In Summary

• The programme aims to cushion more than 1,472 households

Kinoo assistant chief Susan Njeri Karanja helps Lucia Gethenji wear a face mask
Kinoo assistant chief Susan Njeri Karanja helps Lucia Gethenji wear a face mask
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The Kenya Human Rights Commission has rolled out Covid-19 support funds to stateless persons through the KHRC’s Dignity Fund.

The programme recently launched at the Kinoo chief’s office targets cushioning more than 1,472 households. This comes as most stateless communities were ruled out in the recent government’s mobile money transfer to vulnerable Kenyans amid the pandemic.

Most stateless communities are at a disadvantage due to lack of IDs. Shona community member Nosizi Dube said, "I was born here and Kenya is the only home I know. My education journey has been tough. I'm supposed to have joined my Bachelor of Economics course but my dreams are being blown away because I lack an ID card."

Spehen Muungani distributes free masks
Spehen Muungani distributes free masks
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Kinoo assistant county commissioner Rosemary Mwangi
Kinoo assistant county commissioner Rosemary Mwangi
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Shona community administrator Ishmael Dlamini gifts Samson Dube
Shona community administrator Ishmael Dlamini gifts Samson Dube
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KHRC identity and inclusion programme officer Irene Soila gifts Rudiah Moyo
KHRC identity and inclusion programme officer Irene Soila gifts Rudiah Moyo
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Deliwe Chuma receives donation
Deliwe Chuma receives donation
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Shona community member Nosizi Dube
Shona community member Nosizi Dube
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