Kenyans we are known for the very last minute rush! And many have had requests to have the huduma number registration exercise be extended just alittle bit further from the suggested closure date; 18th May 2019.
Super CS, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i speaking during a press conference, has declined to extend the process sighting that our broke government was incurring the cost of paying Ksh 1000 per clerk per day and thus extending the deadline would mean spending more money, which had not been budgeted for. The only extension that Matiang’i announced was on the working hours of the registration clerks. He directed the registration officials to start operating from 6 am to 6 pm until the May 18 deadline.
So far over 30 million Kenyans have managed to register and those in the diaspora, have not been left out as the government sends kits to 54 missions worldwide to enable Kenyans in the diaspora to register.
There’s ideally no penalty for not registering for the Huduma Number but if you read in between Matiang’i’s words carefully, you will see where this is headed.
“Getting services any other way is going to be unnecessarily bothersome and cumbersome for you but if that is what you prefer… to be making trips to an office five or six times because no one can guarantee you they are going to get your documents in a day or two or three, that is also a choice for you to make,” Fred Matiang’i