High demand of birth certificates in Malindi

Malindi sub-county has so far processed over 40,000 birth certificates but applications continue to be received at the rate of over 300 daily.

Speaking to the press in his office on Monday, the Officer-in-charge of Birth Registration, Malindi Sub County, Joseph Mutuli said his officers are unable to cope with the high demand for the vital documents, adding that it was unlikely they would meet the set deadline of end of this month.

Mutuli explained that despite their hard work, he has received what he termed as false accusation from the residents that the office is selling birth certificates, saying this could demoralize the staff.

The certificates were made a requirement for a child to meet before being enrolled to school. They are meant to help the Ministry of Education keep reliable data for learners for proper planning.

Source: Kenya News Agency