Kajwang urged to ensure his directive on ID replacement is effected
Written by Frankline Bwire
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Teso South residents in Busia County have called on the Ministry of Immigration to ensure the waiver of the Sh300 fee to replace Identification cards is affected.
The locals claimed that despite an order by Minister Otieno Kajwang that those seeking replacement of lost ID cards should not be charged, the officers at the ground level have continued to demand for the money saying that no circulars have been received over the effect.
“The minister should ensure the circulars are sent to the ground to allow the youth under 18 years to get ID cards without any further delay,” said a former councilor of Chakol central ward Mr Okware Opalakadi. (Pictured above)
Speaking to West FM, he expressed concern that there were still delays from the ministry over the issuance of last year’s ID cards to some of the area residents especially in Teso division.
“Even as far as October last year some people have not got their ID cards,” claimed Opalakadi, adding that the youth are not registering due to such issues that have continued to discourage most of them.
Their remarks come some few days after the announcement by the minister that Kenyans seeking to replace lost national identity cards will not be charged.