At least 92,401 Huduma number cards have been issued to Narok residents since the launch of the distribution exercise commenced in the county three months ago.
Area County commissioner Evans Achoki said the county received a total of 105,130 cards in the last three months, the bulk of which has been distributed to the owners through the chiefs and their assistants.
This leaves a pastry of 13,130 cards the uncollected majority of which were received last week and this week.
“The decision to use the chiefs and their assistants are working in helping us reach the card owners since my office sorts out the cards according to the location and the sub-locations before handing them to these administrators who trace the owners and through this way, the bulk of the Huduma Number cards received have reached the owners,” Achoki said.
He however urged those who have not received their Huduma Number Cards to liaise with their local Assistant Chief or Chief or check at the Huduma center and the Registrar of person offices across the six sub-counties after receiving the Short Message Service (SMS alerting them that to pick their cards.
The Commissioner said in near future, Kenyans would not be able to receive service in government offices without the Huduma card as it is soon going to replace the national Identity card (ID).
He at the same time directed the local administration including chiefs and sub-chiefs to conduct sensitization campaigns for the public to enlighten them on the importance of this card so that they could pick them up.
The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration was launched in early 2019 with an aim of boosting security and service delivery as personal data of an individual is put together in the digital platform such that when it becomes operational, carrying many other personal documents such as passport and national Identification Card (ID) would not be necessary.
The Huduma card will also help in detecting illegal foreigners who hide among innocent citizens making it easy for residents to get government services.
The distribution exercise was launched during the Mashujaa Day celebrations in 2020 in Kisii County by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta when the two received their Huduma number cards that day. About 37 million Kenyans registered for Huduma Namba in 2019.