Calls For Deadline extension As Many Risk Missing out on Huduma Registration

Many Kenyans from across the country have called on the government to extend the Huduma Namba registration exercise set to come to an end tomorrow citing Huge last minute turn out that is threatening to lock some of the citizens out.

Most of the citizens complained about limited time to register since most of them are working and leaves their homes at 5 am in the morning only to come back at 7 pm in the evening when most of the registration centers have closed.

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And in a quicker rejoinder, the Law Society of Kenya has also come out to criticise the national government for setting a deadline for registration.

In a statement on Friday, LSK president Allen Gichuhi said according to court orders, registration is not mandatory.“The government should not force anyone to acquire the number. No one should be denied any government services for failing to register,” he said.

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Winding lines stretching for kilometers were pictured at Huduma Centres and listed registration spots. But Gichuhi said the deadline is misleading. He said the CS ignored the court’s order on ultimatums regarding Huduma Namba registration.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i set the deadline on Saturday, pushing Kenyans to rush to register.

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Those who are living in diaspora are also going on with the exercise which started in May 18th and is expected to end on June 19th. Most of the registrations abroad are taking place at Kenyan Embassies across the marked countries.





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