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120 year granny refuses to be registered on Huduma Namba in Kericho 

Drama unfolded at Motobo village on the outskirts of Kericho town on  Friday  after a 120-year-old woman turned away the Huduma Namba  registration clerks.

The  Centenarian  identified as Sarah Maina rejected the overtures of the clerks to register her, saying it was no longer of  help to her.

Mrs. Maina  took  a swipe at the government, saying it had failed to assist her in restoring her eyesight and the limping in her legs and wondered why she was now being forced to register for the number.

She  said the same government had failed to enlist her in the older persons cash transfer programme and added her pleas to be included in the social safety net scheme fell on deaf ears.

Attempts  by the registration clerks to convince her to be registered hit a snag as the centenarian asked her grandchildren  who were taking care of her to take her back inside her hut.

However, Motobo sub location Assistant Chief, Scandy Korir  said she would try to intervene and have the granny register later.

Yesterday, retired President, Daniel arap Moi registered for his Huduma Namba at his home at Kabarnet Gardens, Nairobi.

The  ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe  Mucheru  witnessed the registration of the 94-year-old former head of state.

By  Dominic Cheres

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