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About 25,000 children in Tana River County have no birth certificates

The  Tana River County Civil Registrar (CCR) has said 25,621 children who are expected to join Form One in January do not have birth certificates.

Speaking  on Tuesday at the Tana River County Human Resource Advisory committee meeting in Hola, the  CCR,  Joseph  Kamau said, no student will be allowed to join Form One without a birth certificate.

Kamau  said, his office was experiencing a severe shortage of staff to process the thousands of birth certificates needed before January, 2020.

He  appealed for additional staff from the National Government who will team up with four staff in his office to process the over 25,000 birth certificates to enable those affected to join schools next year.

Chairing  the meeting Tana River Assistant County Commissioner, Geoffrey  Mwachofi  called on Chiefs and their Assistants to mobilize parents to ensure they send their children to acquire birth certificates urgently before January 2020.

Mwachofi  called on the parents who have children joining Form One next year not to wait for last minute rush but obtain the certificates now.

By  Simon Guruba

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