By Bell Pere
More than 1,760 birth certificates are lying uncollected at the Huduma centre in Narok town.
The officer in charge of Huduma centre in Narok county, Ms. Zam Aden is now calling on the residents of Narok to collect their birth certificates which have been lying at the Huduma Centre in Narok town since 2017.
Speaking to the press, Ms Aden said that 1,762 birth certificates lying at the Huduma centre might have been abandoned by the applicants who might have moved to other places in the country or some unscrupulous individuals who might have used other documents to apply for the birth certificate a second time somewhere else and ended up abandoning the first application at the Huduma centre.
“Some people apply for these documents in one place and because they are in a hurry, move to another centre and apply again,” she said.
Narok County issued 35,000 birth certificates during the period of the launch of the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) programme in June last year.
Narok County Civil Registrar, Mr Ken Nyamweya had earlier said during the RRI programme, Narok County received 45,074 new applications for birth certificate which has left a backlog of 10,000 birth certificates.
Some Kenyans cannot easily access government services due to lack of birth certificates and some children have not been registered on National Education Management Information System (Nemis) because they do not have birth certificates.