President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday, extended the deadline for Huduma Namba mass registration a day to when the exercise was set to be completed.
He extended it by a week with the exercise expected to conclude on¬†Saturday, 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm.
In a statement to newsrooms, the head of state noted that the long queues observed at the centres in the final days necessitated the extension.
¬†“I have observed with concern the long queues formed during these final days of the exercise in different parts of the country. It brings to the fore an ingrained last-minute rush habit that holds us back. Nevertheless, Kenyans are determined to register for their Huduma Namba and I have obliged to the numerous requests to give them an opportunity to do so.
“I have directed the National Inter-ministerial Committee for implementation of this programme to extend the registration period for another 1 week. In this regard therefore, the exercise will effectively close on Saturday, 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm,” he stated.
He urged those¬†who had¬†not registered to take full advantage of this extension and not to wait until the last day.¬†
“The Diaspora mass registration exercise which started on May 6th, 2019 will continue throughout all our missions globally and shall close on 20th June 2019.¬†
“I encourage each and every Kenyan to become a part of this momentous change that will help to positively transform Government delivery services for the benefit of all Citizens,” he added.
Uhuru noted that¬†35 million Kenyans had registered for and thanked the¬†42000 young Kenyans working as Registration Assistants and 8000 Registration Officers and the 400 ICT officers distributed in all the¬†sub-counties in the country.