Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i says the government will not extend the deadline for the Huduma Namba mass registration exercise which concludes on Saturday, May 18.
In a press briefing on the progress of the registration exercise, Dr. Matiang’i on Monday said 31 million Kenyans have so far registered on the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) to obtain the Huduma Namba.
“This phase of registration ends on May 18 and we have no plans to extend this registration exercise at all,” said Matiang’i.
“This exercise has been going on for the last five weeks, during which time we have registered 31 million Kenyans. That is a very impressive number which represents about 65% of our projected population in the country in terms of registration.”
The Interior CS said after the mass registration exercise concludes, the registration kits will be handed to the assistant chiefs where anyone who will not have registered can do so.
“If for some reason someone misses out they may go to the assistant chief. But I’m afraid whether he or she (assistant chief) will be having enough time to deal with you,” said Matiang’i.