Residents flock Huduma Centre to pick IDs

Residents of Trans Nzoia County jammed Huduma Centre in Kitale town to collect their Identity cards ahead of tomorrow’s general elections.

The centre’s manager Joash Abong’o confirmed that over 700 national identification cards were collected at Huduma Centre in Trans Nzoia over the weekend.

Abong’o said at least 2000 IDs remained uncollected by last week but expressed optimism that all cards especially those that were for replacement will be collected by close of business today.

He said Huduma centres remained opened on Saturday and Sunday this weekend to allow residents pick their cards ahead of voting tomorrow.

Among those who collected their ID cards included an 85 year old Reuben Muyekha from Kiminini Sub-County.

He said it took him the effort to rush to the Huduma centre for assistance for him not to miss the elections after he lost his ID card two weeks ago.

Speaking to KNA after picking his identity card, Mr. Muyekha said he was now confident that he will exercise his democratic right of choosing leaders of his choice.

I am delighted to receive the Identity Card and I am assured that I will be voting tomorrow, he said.

They hailed the government for the good services it is offering especially at Huduma centres.

Meanwhile residents have been visiting the county headquarters to confirm their voter details and where they will vote from.

Source: Kenya News Agency