3,000-4,000 STATELESS PEOPLE
In April last year, Kwale registrar of persons Dennis Mwanza said 1,570 people had been registered in a drive that started in February. The government estimates there are between 3,000 to 4,000 stateless people in Kwale, whose data is being collected. Makonde chairman Thomas Nguli said the community arrived in Kenya from Mozambique through Tanzania in 1936. Their parents were recruited by European agents to work on sisal and sugarcane plantations. “They settled here and no one went back,” Nguli said.