80,000 birth certificates yet to be printed due to lack of paper


80,000 birth certificates yet to be printed due to lack of paper

In Summary

  • According to County Civil Registrar, printing may take up to two months because they are waiting for certified printing papers from the national office.
  • The applications are from the sub counties of Kisii central, Kisii south, Kitutu central and Marani.
  • He said that they have been forced to issue Registration Entry Numbers to applicants, so that learners are registered at their respective schools.

Over 80,000 birth certificate applications are awaiting printing at the Kisii Civil Registrar office due to lack of certified printing paper.

According to County Civil Registrar Mathew Khayota, printing may take up to two months because they are waiting for certified printing papers from the national office.

The applications are from the sub counties of Kisii central, Kisii south, Kitutu central and Marani.

He said that they have been forced to issue Registration Entry Numbers to applicants, so that learners are registered at their respective schools after the March 31 deadline lapsed.

This came after the government directive that all learners be registered under the new NEMIS programme which requires that parents to present birth certificates to schools.

Mr. Khayota however said his office is still operational and they have a few papers left designated for birth certificates of newborn babies and those seeking passport applications.

He criticised Kenyans for doing things last minute and always asking for deadlines to be extended.

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