Government administrators in Murang’a County have embarked on a three-day exercise of distributing Huduma Namba cards to local residents.
The county has so far received 56,000 Huduma Namba cards and only 5, 000 of them have been collected.
The Ministry of Interior officers led by County Commissioner Mohammed Barre in partnership with Registrar of Persons officers will use barazas and chiefs offices to alert people about the cards.
Speaking when he launched the exercise in his office, Barre said they have a target to ensure all cards which have been brought in the county are collected within a period of 10 days.
The administrator asked those who lost their phone numbers which they used while registering for the new cards to visit offices of registration of persons to ascertain if their cards are available.
Phase two of Huduma Namba registration
Plans to roll out phase two of registration for Huduma Namba for people who did not register in the first phase, Barre observed, are still on and anytime the government will be announcing when the exercise will be conducted.
On his part, Murang’a County Registrar of Persons Mr. Mugira Munene observed that some people who have relocated due to unavoidable circymstances will collect their Huduma Namba cards at their nearest offices..
The government intends to consolidate all its services through use of one card and reduce the challenge of having multiple cards for various services. All Kenyans are supposed to have the new Huduma card by December this year when use of the identity card will phased out.