Hundreds turned away after Huduma Namba machines fail in Baringo


Hundreds turned away after Huduma Namba machines fail in Baringo

In Summary

  • The Makutano residents had turned up at various stations in Koibatek sub county.
  • Other affected areas include Mlango Moja, Iloti, Seguton, Torongo, Khaoya and Poror.
  • Makutano Assistant Chief Officers said they would have to wait until the machines were fixed.

Hundreds of residents who turned up for the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration dubbed Huduma Namba in Baringo County were on Wednesday were turned awa.

The residents from Makutano who had queued up at various stations in Koibatek sub county were informed that the machines had failed.

This even as President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga led the launch of the exercise in different counties.

Other affected areas include Mlango Moja, Iloti, Seguton, Torongo, Khaoya and Poror.

Makutano Assistant Chief Officers Peter Kimani, Elijah Mungai and Milka Wangare said they would have to wait until the machines were fixed.

“At Iloti and Timboroa only 54 people had been registered by 12.30pm as several others in Mlango Moja were forced to go back home following failure of the biometric network,” they said.

Meanwhile, the Huduma Namba registration exercise in Kisumu has been suspended.

Registration officials failed to show up at the designated stations on Wednesday.

According to the Kisumu County Commissioner Pauline Dola, crucial documents needed to facilitate the 45-day exercise were missing forcing them to postpone it.

Report by Kiprotich Kimetto

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