Kenya: Another Huduma Namba listing planned for those who missed out

Published: 6/Jul/2019
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Reuben Githinji

Another round of Huduma Namba registration will be done for the people who missed out on the extended period, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna has said. He said on Thursday that after the mass registration ended on May 25, millions of people were left out even after a one-week extension announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Rtd Colonel Oguna said many of the people who were unable to register did not have national Identification Cards and birth certificates by the time the drive was completed. He said the government has taken that into consideration and will allow them to get the documents  so that they are also able to register.  Oguna said there will be a two-week window for mass registration for the Huduma Namba which will be announced officially.

He spoke in Mbeere South constituency’s innovation hub at Kiritiri in Embu during a weekly press briefing on various national issues.

Oguna, however, said the registration will not be in market places as it happened in May but at the offices of assistant chiefs. He urged the people who did not register to take advantage of the new registration period and get the crucial numbers. He said by the time the exercise was stopped in May, 37.7 million people had registered and about 11 million people were left out.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019