Nairobians urged to turn up in large numbers to register for NIMS

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The  State Department of Correctional Services Principal Secretary (PS), Ms. Zainab Hussein has decried the low turnout in Huduma Namba registration exercise in Nairobi County and urged the public to visit registration centres.

Ms. Hussein said by the end of Monday May 6, only 2 million people had registered whereas the county’s target is 5.6 million.

She  said the government expects all Kenyans to register before the end of the designated period for the exercise to enable the state plan its policies and programmes for effective service delivery.

Speaking on Tuesday during the launch of Nairobi County mass registration exercise for National Integrated Information Management  System popularly known as Huduma Namba at Kabete National Polytechnic in Westlands Sub County, the  PS  said.

Huduma  Namba is  vital as it will enable the government to know the whereabouts of all citizens and to bring services closer to the people.

She said Huduma Namba will help the government to plan issues of education, security and development among others.

“Huduma Namba will have an individual’s information on Kenya Revenue Authority pin, identification, birth certificate, passport, NHIF card, driving licence, Itax in one place, making those seeking services get them faster since the  information will be digitized,” said Ms. Hussein.

In  his remarks, Nairobi Regional Commissioner (RC), Wilson Njega called on all leaders in the county  to support  the programme and mobilise people around them to register.

He  said the turn out in huduma namba registration in Westlands Sub-County is not impressive, noting that as of yesterday  only 162,000 had registered compared to Kasarani Sub- County who have so far registered over 361,000 people.

The  RC  said Huduma Namba will help to expose fraudsters who have been using other people’s names and identity cards to register fraudulent deals related to land and tax evasion.

“The  current documents we possess have multiple registration, but with Huduma Namba people will only have one number thereby eliminating all incidents of insecurity. This will make it difficult for one to register using another person’s name or details,” added Njega.

He  said  the registration exercise starts from 7 am to 5 pm daily from Monday to Sunday  and urged all Nairobians to register as they have only two weeks since the exercise ends on May 17 this month.

Speaking  at  the event, the  Member of Parliament  for  Westlands Constituency, Tim  Wanyonyi  told Kenyans not to  be  suspicious of  the registration, saying the exercise will enable the government to properly plan its policies  and programmes.

“It  will  also help the government to deal with insecurity issues brought by people who have been entering the country  secretly,” noted  Wanyonyi.

The  Nairobi County Commissioner (CC), Flora Mworoa said the huduma namba is not related to the biblical number 666 and dispelled rumours that blood sample was needed for registration.

The  function  was also attended by Deputy County Commissioner Westlands Sub- County,  Mawiira Mungania and the Chief  Principal Kabete National Polytechnic, Charles  Akach among others.

By  Bernadette  Khaduli

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