More than 20,000 Huduma cards still not collected from Busia – Kenya News Agency
Residents of Busia County have been urged to withdraw their Huduma Namba cards.
Speaking to KNA in his office, Deputy County Commissioner Kipchumba Ruto said 21,544 cards lay unrecovered at Busia Huduma Center.
“The Center received 24,526 cards but only distributed 2,982, or 12%, which is very low,” he said.
Ruto attributed the slow adoption of the cards to the city’s cosmopolitan nature, adding that some of the candidates may have moved to other areas.
“People registered two years ago, but some of them may have moved to another region,” he said, adding that the local public administration had advertised through village chiefs and elders to ensure residents collect the vital document.
He explained that his office sorted the cards and organized them under various sub-counties to bring them closer to applicants.
“Mine is to call on members of the public to collect their cards,” Rutto said, adding that those who have gone to other counties will have their cards transferred to their respective sub-counties.
By Salomé Alwanda