Mobile Registration of Persons
- Created on Friday, 03 June 2011 11:59
The Ministry of Immigration and Registration of Persons will set up Mobile registration centres that will see 2 million voters issues with identity cards, the Hon. Otieno Kajwang has said. This comes after the extension of a contract to supply production material. Renewed production is expected to clear backlog of two million nation identity cards.
Immigration and Registration of Persons Minister Otieno Kajwang said,” We want to set up a vigorous exercise to ensure that at least two million voters who do not have Identity Cards get them before we go into the next year’s polls.” He further added that the processing of third-generation cards would commence immediately after the current contractors’ terms come to an end.
The government through the National Registration Bureau department had scaled down the production of Id’s pending the introduction of 3rd Generation ID’s. However, its introduction has taken longer than expected owing to the long international tendering process. The 3rd generation ID procurement process is now at an advanced stage. Nevertheless, pending applicants have been beseeched to be patient as viable and efficient ways are being sought to hasten the issuance process.
Meanwhile, the ID card rates have been reviewed as follows:
a) Replacement of lost or mutilated IDs was initially Kshs.100 and currently it is Kshs.300
b) Replacement of 1st Generation IDs was initially Kshs.100 and currently it is Kshs.300
c) Change of particulars was initially Kshs.300 and currently it is charged at Kshs.1000