Nairobi News


Uhuru to the rescue of Huduma Namba doubters, extends deadline

Kenyans have one more week to register for Huduma Namba, following an order for an extension by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Friday was the last day for the listing so long queues were the order of the day as members of the public skipped work, school and other engagements in a last-minute rush.

In a statement on Friday evening, President Kenyatta said the long queues “bring to the fore an ingrained last-minute rush habit that holds us back”.

“Nevertheless, Kenyans are determined to register for their Huduma Namba [so] I have obliged to the numerous requests to give them an opportunity to do so,” he said.

The President said he had directed the National Inter-ministerial Committee for implementation of the programme to extend the registration for a week. As such, the exercise will close at 6pm on May 25.

He said the diaspora mass registration exercise which started on May 6 will continue at all of Kenya’s missions until June 20.