Former President Daniel Moi was among those who have registered for Huduma Namba today as Kenyans rush to beat tomorrow’s deadline.
Moi registered for the program at his Nairobi home at Kabarnet gardens. The registration was witnessed by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru.
The mass registration will come to a conclusion tomorrow Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Currently, Kenyans are in the middle of a last-minute rush to register for the program with long queues being witnessed in all parts of the country.
On Monday, the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that the May 18, 2019 deadline for the mass registration exercise will not be extended.
Yesterday, Ruiru member of parliament Simon King’ara asked the government to extend the Huduma Namba registration period to give all Kenyans an opportunity to be enlisted.
“We have done enough sensitization as leaders and all Kenyans are now ready for the program which will help the government in planning and weeding out insecurity. However, there is no time for registration of all Kenyans as per today. I urge the government to consider extending the period,” said King’ara.
Meanwhile, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has said the Huduma Namba is not mandatory and termed the deadline illegal.
In a statement to newsrooms on Friday, the LSK further said that no one should be forced to acquire the number.
“Members of the public are advised that based on the Court orders, registration for Huduma Namba is not mandatory…No one should be denied any government services for failing to register, ” read the statement.