Over thirty Kenya National Identity (IDs) cards were Thursday morning found dumped in a farm in Tala town, Matungulu sub-county of Machakos.
The IDs found 100 meters from the Kangundo police station had all been issued from Huduma Centre City square on the 17th of July, 2017.
According to an eye witnesses who reported the matter to the Tala police station, most of them belonged to young people aged between 20 and 35 years.
The IDs bore the names of Daniel Chege Muthoni, Celestine Naliaka Kane, Jacinta Njambi Njogu, Victor Mwenda Kinyua, Marion Wangeshi Atkins and John Wamae Wanjohi,
Other holders of the IDs include Samuel Muli Kimondiu, Margaret Njoki Wanjiru, John Gachera Kariuki Muiruri, Boniface Mwagi Githaiga, John Odhiambo Omolo among others.
The cards are currently being kept at the Tala police station as police launch investigations into the matter.
Tala Member of Parliament Stephen Mule has since condemned the incident arguing that he read mischief in the whole saga.
If the bearers of the IDs had any good motives they should have handed them over to the police or other government authorities so that the owners can collect them, said Mule.
He further called on the police to forward the IDs to the national Registrar of Persons and other relevant government authorities to aid with the investigations
Efforts to conduct the area registrar of person’s officer to comment on the matter proved futile as the calls went unanswered.
Source: Kenya News Agency