Parents flock Civil Registrar’s office for Birth Certificates

Hundreds of parents from Uasin Gishu County whose school going children do not have birth certificates continued to flock the office of the Civil Registrar in search for the document.

The document is mandatory for students registering for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

A spot check by KNA on Wednesday witnessed a long queue at the registrar’s office and the parents say the trend has been same for the past three weeks.

One of the parents, Samuel Kurgat from Turbo Sub-County said he had been on the queue for the whole morning as he waited to register his son who would be sitting for this year’s form four exams.

According to the County Registrar (CR), Simon Cherogony, an average of 200 persons were seeking for the service a daily.

I report to work at six in the morning in order to be able to serve the high number of clients waiting on the queue, said Cherogony.

To register for the birth certificates for the students, one needs a letter of recommendation from the school, copies of both parents Identification Card and a registration fee of Sh.150.

He advised parents to be processing the documents early to avoid last minute rush that causes processing delays due to congestion.

Source: Kenya News Agency