Your parents do not love you if they have not called you to ask if you have registered for Huduma Namba.
Kenyans everywhere are now ‘waking’ up before the end of Huduma Namba deadline which is in two days time.
From the records of the government, 31 million Kenyans have registered already which is 65 percent of the total population which is estimated to be 50 million.
Interior cabinet secretary and super CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i said that the government will not force anyone to register but the registration will not be extended.
It was launched in March by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga in Machakos which was among the pilot areas to start the process.
With all the controversies accompanying Huduma Namba, Kenyans are scared that they will miss important services from the government if they don’t register.
The court had barred the government from forcing Kenyans to register and also will not deny them services if they choose not to register.
So what is the point of registering after all?
The government argues that if you register for Huduma Namba, you won’t be ‘disturbed’ in offices offering public services.
You won’t be told to go and get your birth certificate or National ID.
But the typical Kenyan parents are scared of the government and you would think they are paid to influence their children.
Remember when you were forced to vote a particular person as a form of family ‘stand’? The same energy is being used by parents urging their children to register for the Huduma Namba.