KNA More than 119,000 Huduma Namba cards have so far been collected by the owners in Uasin Gishu County.
Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara said out of 152,952 Huduma Namba cards so far received, 119,430 have been disbursed to the owners, with 33511 still uncollected.
“We set up 14 registration Huduma centres across the county where residents can pick their Huduma Namba cards,” said the CC adding that they have also engaged chiefs to pick the cards and deliver them to their people within their locations.
Soy Sub County has three registration centres, Turbo 2, Kapseret 4, Kesses 1, Moiben 2 and Ainabkoi 2.
The County Commissioner called on the residents who have received messages about their cards to turn up and collect them from the nearest centre, “people should not take the Huduma Namba cards casually, this is a document that will in future be critical for any government service,” he cautioned.
Incidences where cards were being sent to people’s homes of origin are being rectified, the cards are now being sent to centres of application, said Kihara during a heads of department meeting at Uasin Gishu high school.
Cards with errors should not cause any alarm, as they can be returned for correction during the second phase of registration that is due to commence soon.
Meanwhile heads of departments in the county have been encouraged to go for the Covid-19 vaccine to enable them resume duty fully.
Kihara said considering that the departmental heads meet several clients in the course of duty it was important for them to receive the jab, and continue observing the ministry of health protocols as they discharge their duties.
He said it was unfortunate that some departmental heads in government took advantage of the Covid-19 outbreak and government advisory for those aged 58 and above to operate from home to abscond duty completely.
“Working from home did not mean disappearing, some officers claim to be working from home where they even lack computers and internet services, and one wonders how they are discharging their duties,” said Kihara.
“Time has come for us to take back governent service to where it is supposed to be by being vaccinated and resuming work with full observance of the Covid-19 protective measures, we need to return and serve Kenyans,” he stressed.