By Roncliffe Odit
Kenyans of Asian origin have been gazette as the country’s 44th tribe.
The move will now allow the population of Asians in the country to participate fully in political and governance affairs of the nation without fear of being discriminated.
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was here to award them the honor of officially becoming a Kenyan tribe; the 44th tribe of the republic.
In a special gazette notice of July 21st this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta proclaimed recognition of Kenyans of Indian decent as the 44th tribe and invited them to participate in the political, economic, cultural and social development of the country.
The journey of Indians becoming a Kenyan tribe began in mid-May 2017 when the community formally petitioned the President for recognition.
This recognition comes barely a year after President Kenyatta formally acknowledged the Makonde community as the 43rd tribe of the republic of Kenya.