Kenya: Gov’t dissolves vetting committees, Chiefs to be held accountable for ID issuance

Published: 29/Avr/2024
Source: The Citizen (Nairobi)

Chiefs will be held personally liable for any issuance of Kenyan National ID Cards to non-natives within their jurisdictions following the disbandment of vetting committees starting Wednesday this week.

This decision, announced by Immigration and Citizen Services PS Julius Bitok and his Interior and National Administration counterpart Raymond Omollo, aims to ensure that only eligible applicants receive ID cards.

The move comes in response to a Presidential directive to dismantle the existing multi-agency vetting teams, which have been criticized for corruption and prolonged delays in issuing ID cards to communities residing along national borders.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2024