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Department embarks on programme to issue new IDs in readiness of phase-2 Huduma Namba registration

The  Department of Registrations of Persons in Murang’a has launched a programme targeting to issue more than 30, 000 identity cards.

The  programme which will run for one month will also see those who lost their identity cards get replacement.

Speaking  to KNA while launching the programme at Mukuyu Market, the County Registrations Officer, Mugira Munene said they are targeting to issue the identity cards to those who have attained 18 years in readiness for issuance of Huduma Namba during the second phase.

The  programme, he noted will run from September 2 to October 4, saying registration officers have been deployed to several areas within the county to facilitate issuance of the identity cards.

“So far we, we have covered areas including; Kimathi, Mugeka, Githanga, Ititu, Gathukeini and Gaitheri. Later we will move to Gaturi division,” added Mugira.

Currently the department has registered more than 3,000 people with the registration officer decrying low turnout in most of the areas.

“The turnout has been low in all the areas we have visited but we appeal to those who don’t have identity cards to come out and be registered. Students who cleared school recently should take advantage of the programme,” Added Mugira.

the Phase-two of Huduma Namba registration, the officer said will be scheduled after the current programme is over.

Meanwhile, he urged residents who have not collected their identity cards have been to make arrangement and collect them from stations they had applied from.

He divulged that they will opt to call those their identity cards have been lying in their offices or use chiefs and their assistants to hasten collection of the documents.

Mugira explained that requirements for registration of new identification card includes a copy of parent or guardian identification card, original birth certificate and a letter from area chief or a police abstract if replacing a lost identification card. A fee of sh. 100 is also required

By  Bernard Munyao/Stephen Githaiga

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