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kenyans w’ll get IDs in a day under Huduma plan

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru

It will take just a day to obtain an identity card or a certificate of good conduct once the government sets up service centres in Nakuru.

The service will be initially available in headquarters of 10 counties in the next two months, according to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

Kenyans will be able to apply for documents online in one-stop-venues known as Huduma centres.

Ms Waiguru was answering questions from Kenyans via her Twitter account.

“Ten Huduma Kenya centres will be set up in Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kakamega, Kajiado, Garissa, Nyeri, Embu and Kisii by June 2014,” she said.

The will end long queues usually experienced at police stations for prospective job applicants who need a certificate of good conduct.

The public will also be able to replace lost identity cards. Currently, obtaining such documents takes months. Replacing an identity card for instance, takes up to two months while a certificate of good conduct needs two weeks to process.

Police abstracts are also available online but must be signed at a police station.

Reduce timeline

Since the establishment of the four centres in Nairobi’s the General Post Office, City Square, Makadara and Machakos County headquarters, the government has collected more than Sh80 million.

Mr David Kamau, a Nakuru resident welcomed plans to set up the centres, saying it would reduce the time taken to obtain such the documents.

“Getting the documents from the CID can be stressful especially if you need them urgently,” he said.

-Nation

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