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Commissioner faults parents for not registering their for Huduma Namba

The  Murang’a  County Commissioner (CC), Mohammed Barre has faulted parents who are not taking their children to  be  registered for the Huduma  Namba.

Speaking  in his office on Tuesday, Barre observed that majority of children left behind in the exercise are those aged  three years and below.

He  noted that some parents are just appearing for the registration carrying birth certificates of their infants.

“The  exercise needs a physical presence of the person being registered so leaving a child behind means the child will not  be registered,” said the administrator.

He  encouraged parents to take advantage of the remaining four days to register their children saying the number will be  crucial in government planning.

“Missing  out in the registration will be a big blunder, as government will be using the number in doing planning among  other services in the country,” added Barre.

In  Murang’a, the CC said more than 800, 000 people have already registered with Huduma Namba.

“In  the county we were targeting to register more than 1.2 million people and the remaining number to hit the target I may  say it’s because some children are yet to be registered,” he added.

Since  Monday some parts of the county have seen big number of people coming out for registration as the deadline draws  closer.

The time for registration, Barre said has been increased from 6am to 6pm so as to enable those waiting for last minute  registration to be served.

Last  week, Kandara Sub County led in the registration exercise followed by Gatanga and Murang’a East. The sub counties  which performed poorly in the exercise include Kangema, Mathioya and Kahuro.

“Our officers are on the ground encouraging people to come out for the registration. Chiefs are even going door to door to ensure all residents of this county are registered. For those who are sick, the clerks are visiting their homes to  register them there,” noted Barre.

The exercise, he observed, has been running smoothly without hitches lauding members of the public who have already been registered.

By  Bernard  Munyao

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