The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) exercise which kicked off on Tuesday last week to a slow pace in Laikipia County, is picking up well
The County Commissioner (CC), Onesmus Kyatha said yesterday‘s daily registration target was achieved by about 65 percent.
Kyatha said the challenges experienced in the area were long distances and poor network, especially in Laikipia North Constituency.
“Some of the challenges being experienced most of which have been reported in Laikipia north constituency were long distances and poor network,’’ Kyatha said when he spoke to KNA in his Nanyuki office on Tuesday.
About 674,062 people in Laikipia County are expected to be bio-metrically registered by the end of the 45 days exercise.
The CC noted that NIIMS which is popularly known as Huduma namba was the best thing the Kenyan government came up with because it will save residents from carrying so many documents.
He appealed to parents, chiefs and their assistants to take advantage of the remaining school holiday days and ensure all those supposed to be registered have done so.
“I urge parents, chiefs and their assistants to take advantage of the school holiday and have all children aged six and above bio-metrically registered by April 28,’’ the CC added.
He noted that those who are supposed to be bio-metrically registered were all Kenyan residents, of age six and above.
The CC is optimistic that with provision of more bio-metric registration devices across the area and the Huduma centre in Nanyuki, the County is going to meet its target.
By Margaret Kirera