Over 6000 national identity cards are lying uncollected at the Machakos County registration bureau offices.
This was revealed by the Lower Eastern Regional Coordinator of the National Registration Bureau, John Kisyula in an interview with KNA on the on-going Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) being undertaken by the department.
He said most of the uncollected IDs were lying at chiefs offices awaiting collection by their owners. “I wish to urge all those who had applied for IDs to visit their area chiefs’ offices and collect them,” Kisyula said.
He revealed that under the one-month RRI program which commenced on September 2, 2019, the Bureau has organized mobile clinics through which it is registering those who do not have the vital document freely at the chiefs’ offices.
The Registration Coordinator called on all unregistered residents of the three counties that make up the lower eastern region namely Machakos, Makueni and Kitui to visit their chiefs’ offices and get registered.
Kisyula regretted that many people had not yet picked their cards even after applying for them, a situation he termed as quite worrying.
“The government spends a lot of funds to produce and deliver these documents and it amounts to wastage of public funds if Kenyans fail to pick them up,” he lamented.
He stressed the importance of an ID card in the daily lives of Kenyans and wondered how those who had not picked theirs were transacting their daily activities, particularly those that require personal identification.
By Justus Keesi