It was all smiles as the first batch of persons above 18 years living in the streets and children homes in Nyeri received identifications cards.
The Thunguma Children’s Home in Nyeri was among the beneficiaries on Thursday after they were issued with waiting cards as their national identity cards get processing.
The group, led by the Director Department of Gender, Youth and Social Services, Susan Kinyua who was accompanied by Majengo Assistant Chief, Mary Gitonga visited the Office of Registrar of Persons Nyeri County, Lucy Mwaura for the registration processes.
Ms. Kinyua said she would ensure all those above 18 were assisted to get IDs so that in future, they could access opportunities in governments’ services, instead of living in the streets.
This is the final step in a series of processes carried out by the Department to facilitate this exercise. It is envisaged that once finalized, the beneficiaries would have access government services and opportunities among other benefits.
She urged parents to be role models to their children, by ensuring they educate and feed them, adding that this would discourage them from going to the street, saying some of the children living in the streets have their own parents but due to negligence they opted to go to streets.
By Beth Ndirangu