More than 23,399 Identity Cards (IDs) have been processed and delivered to their applicant’s stations in Trans Nzoia County this financial year.
Speaking in an interview with KNA in his office in Kitale today, the County Civil Registrar of persons James Ombogi said they are targeting to register more than 25,000 applicants by the end of this financial year.
He however raised concern over delays in the collection of IDs by applicants adding that at least 6,490 IDs remained un-collected at various centres in the county.
According to Ombogi, most of those who applied for the national identity document are those who had lost their IDs.
He said that though the collection had been centralized, most applicants found it difficult to collect the IDs “It was hectic for residents to collect their IDs,” he said.
He advised those who have not collected their IDs to visit the chiefs’ offices in their location.
He said he has received complaints from residents that they are exploited when changing particulars in their IDs and for ID replacement and warned registration officers that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against them if found culpable.
The registrar said the government only charged Sh100 for replacement and Sh1000 for change of particulars.
Ombogi urged those who have not collected their IDs to do so in order for them to register for Huduma Namba.
He warned residents against double registration reminding them that it is an offence punishable by law.
In a past interview Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang’ had ordered chiefs and their assistants to liaise with the office of the registrar to identify people who had not collected their IDs to encourage them to pick.
Most people in Trans Nzoia who had not registered for Huduma Namba as at May 17 either lacked IDs or Birth Certificates which are primary documents in the NIIMS mass registration exercise that has been extended for one week by the President.
By Moses Festo