Thousands of youth in Nyamira County who lack Birth Certificates risk being locked out of the on-going Huduma Namba registration exercise that closes on Saturday.
Speaking in Borabu Constituency on Thursday, Nyamira Women Representative, Jerusha Momanyi urged the government to avail the crucial document to enable school children register for the biometric data capture exercise before the mass enlisting programme lapses.
Ms. Momanyi cautioned that many residents were likely to be locked out of the exercise and asked the government to extend the registration exercise to allow those likely to be locked to register.
“Our county is facing a serious challenge of unavailability of birth certificates and even national Identification Cards (ID) and this is going to lock majority of our residents out of the registration exercise which is ending on Saturday and I’m thus appealing to government officers to hasten the process to ensure this mandatory
documents are availed to avoid piling unnecessary pressure and stress on those still unregistered,” the MP said.
“The government should further consider extending the exercise for some few more days so that nobody is left out of the exercise since it will be difficult to receive government services without the universal number,’’ she added.
Momanyi was speaking in Mote Oguto Primary School where she donated a 5000-litres water tank to the school in the first phase of water tank donations to public primary schools across Nyamira County.
Among her other initiatives are sponsoring needy students to the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and purchasing umbrellas for peasant traders for protection during adverse weather.
By Deborah Bochere/Dan Nyamanga