BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,22ND JULY 2017-Kenya has a 44th tribe after the official recognition of Asians living in Kenya after proclamation by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The move follows numerous petitions from Kenyans of Asian heritage requesting the formal recognition of the community as a Kenyan tribe.
He says the Kenyans Asian community has contributed to Kenya’s growth in the past and urged them to continue in this course.
“No one should discriminate against you, intimidate you or exclude you unnecessarily from all the affairs of our nation, Matiangi said on Saturday.
The recognition, Matiangi says will go a long way for Kenyan Asians to continue being included and involved politically, socially and economically within different levels of leadership in the management of the nation.
“The government commends the community for its great sense of civic duty and its key role in setting up learning and health institutions which serve to supplement the government initiatives in that sector like Visa Oshwal and Guru Nanak among others,” he said.