Don’t dis­crim­i­nate against us, the Turkana tell state

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

The Turkana Council of El­ders in Laikipia county have asked the na­tional gov­ern­ment to ex­pe­dite the process of is­su­ing ID cards to the com­mu­nity.

In a pe­ti­tion filed in the Na­tional Assem­bly, the res­i­dents, through Turkana North MP Christo­pher Nakuleu, want the gov­ern­ment to stop bias in the is­suance of the ID cards.

“The Con­sti­tu­tion pro­hibits all forms of di­rect or in­di­rect dis­crim­i­na­tion,” the pe­ti­tion says.

The pe­ti­tion­ers want In­te­rior CS Joseph Nkaissery to re­voke any or­der di­rect­ing the “te­dious” vet­ting by the of­fices re­spon­si­ble for reg­is­tra­tion of per­sons in the county. “The lengthy vet­ting process has de­prived the mem­bers of the Turkana com­mu­nity of their rights to choose their lead­ers,” the pe­ti­tion says.

The pe­ti­tion is be­fore the Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Com­mit­tee.

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