Residents of Kiamaiko has come in large numbers for registration exercise which will enable them to be vetted and get national ID.
Speaking during the exercise, the Nairobi County Deputy Registrar Ann Githae explained that the residents did not participate during the Huduma number registration and complained that they didn’t have their national IDs.
Githae said that despite the residents showing up in large numbers there is challenges with some of them not having any documents for identification like birth certificates and others claim their parents are far.
“This is making the exercise a bit hard because the Kiamaiko residents are from different tribes and they have to be vetted before getting their IDs,” said Githae.
“The residents have come up in large numbers because of the challenges they face while applying from the chiefs office,” she further stated.
According to Nasibo Kababa a resident, young boys are harassed by police for not having IDs while it is the government that should issue them with IDs.
Nasibo also said that they feel discriminated by going through vetting while they are born and raised in Kenya.