Kenya: Residents lament corruption in issuance of birth certificates
Source: The Star
Garissa residents have expressed frustrations at the difficulty in acquiring birth certificates from the local registration offices. They said it was extremely difficult to process the crucial document and claimed that who get theirs had had to part with bribes. They are now calling on government investigative agencies to rein civil registration officers working in cahoots with brokers to fleece residents. Speaking to the press outside the civil registration offices Ahmed Hajir, a resident, claimed he has been looking for birth certificates for his sons for the past year. Hajir said that he has been going back to the office again and again with no hope in sight.