The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) has registered over 120,000 Samburu residents since it was launched one month ago.
Speaking during the official launch of Huduma Namba registration in Samburu County on Wednesday, Defence Principal Secretary (PS), Saitoti Torome lauded residents for coming out in large numbers to register for the crucial biometric number.
He said that over 40 percent of the targeted 304,000 people in the County have been registered, while expressing optimism that the number would increase by the end of the mass registration period.
“We are really progressing well given the fact that most people are nomads. This shows that sensitization has reached to the grassroots,” Torome said.
The PS said that residents should now be ready for the national census which will be held later in the year. “Chiefs and their assistants should work together with Nyumba Kumi to sensitize residents on the importance of census, which will also be biometric,” the PS said.
At the same time, the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Jackson Oloo urged parents to ensure that their children report back to school.
“I know many young boys had migrated with their parents’ animals in search of pasture during the holiday season. I now urge all parents to ensure their children are back to school,” he said.
By Robert Githu