Over 36 million people have so far registered for the Huduma Namba, which was extended for one more week to enable Kenyans who had not registered to do so.
Government Spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has, however, said that those who will still miss out at the conclusion of the mass registration exercise will be able to do so at their respective local assistant chiefs’ offices.
Oguna reiterated that there will be no further extension to the exercise which ends in two days’ time, and added that after the Saturday deadline, registration for the Huduma Namba will be taken back to the assistant chiefs so that anybody who will have missed to register now can then do so at the chief’s camps.
The spokesman, who was speaking during his weekly press briefing at the Media Centre at Teleposta Towers, noted that the decision will give room for the “cleaning exercise’ on gaps in the data of those who will have not registered properly and may be called upon to do so afresh.
“For those whose data will be required to be repeated, they will be communicated to go and register afresh at their respective local assistant chief’s office,” said Oguna.
He urged the public to take advantage of the remaining days to register for the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) number and avoid the hustle of queuing for long periods at the assistant chief’s office due to other engagements.
He said for Kenyans in the diaspora, the Huduma Namba mass registration will continue until June 20 as earlier announced.
A statement by President Uhuru Kenyatta last week on Friday said 42,000 ‘young’ Kenyans are working as Registration Assistants, another 8,000 as registration Officers and 400 as ICT officers in all sub counties.