Issa's Story

Originally published at: https://namati.org/stories/issas-story/
Issa is a 19 year-old Nubian and resident of Mako’ngeni in Kibera. He had an ID card, but needed a birth certificate to get a job. To get a birth certificate he had to find the birth certificates of his father, mother, grandfather, and grandmother. Issa had a national ID card, but felt if he had a birth certificate it would help him find a job. Issa was able to obtain the ID card before the 2013 elections by using his school leaving certificate instead of a birth certificate to prove his birth date. Yet during the vetting process, he was also…