Over 2000 identity cards lie uncollected at the Registrar of Person’s offices in Bondo Sub County.
This has been revealed by the area Registrar of Persons Mr. Peter Lusi who said that there are 2,398 identity cards which are yet to be picked by members of the public.
“Late last year we conducted a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) registration where many people were captured but after the IDs were brought the applicants have been reluctant to collect them,” said Lusi
Speaking on Wednesday during an interview with KNA at his office in Bondo, Lusi said the IDs can be collected at various registration centers in Usigu, Nyang’oma and Maranda divisions as well as the Sub County offices in Bondo.
The officer disclosed that a number of students were registered for IDs during last years’ RRI drive and their documents are ready for collection.
He has therefore urged the school principals to organize and collect the students’ IDs using their waiting cards.
Lusi also challenged local leaders to help in the mobilization of the members of the public to come forth and collect their IDs.
The officer observed that most leaders have a tendency of waiting until the electioneering period to start mobilizing for ID application and voter registration, a trend he said has not been very effective since some IDs come late after elections have been concluded.
“We know that our people listen more to our elected leaders. The leaders should therefore help us mobilize them to apply and collect the documents early instead of waiting for the last minute,” Lusi said
The registrar on the other hand revealed that his department and the local IEBC office have partnered to ensure that anyone collecting their ID is immediately registered as a voter in the continuous voter registration desks at various ID application centers.
By Eugene Owiti and Rose Awino