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The Nubian Rights Forum Identity Documentation Program empowers the Nubian ethnic minority by providing the much-needed assistance in acquiring identity documents, which are vital tools in fighting for other rights such as education, land rights, seeking of loans and employment opportunities.

The Nubian Rights Forum (NRF), in partnership with the Kenyan Department of Civil Registration with the support of UNHCR, Namati and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) have conducted three successful mobile birth registration campaigns in Kibra, Nairobi.

The program began in 2007 up to 2011 after the post-election violence with the theme “SAY NO TO POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE” under African Human Rights Education Program (AHREP).It was funded by DFID through Amnesty International Kenya and the implementation partners

Birth registration and registration of persons in general hugely affect children as they get affected when their parents lack registration documents as it makes the child not able to apply for registration documents and this can render them stateless. The Nubian Rights Forum identified that all interventions

  • Radio Program

    The radio show is now used to empower the community on the importance of citizenship documentation. Previously the show educated the community in Kibera on the effects of being instruments of politically motivated violence.

    The show is being aired on Pamoja FM 99.9 a community radio station based in Kibera every Saturday from 5 pm to 7 pm.

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The Nubians (History and Evidence of Marginalization)

The Nubians are one of the oldest communities in the country having entered Kenya as early as 1884. They were brought by the British from the Sudan to secure the British imperial colonial rule in Kenya from being taken away by the Germans.They settled into El-dama Ravine, Kibra,Machakos, Kibigori,