Kenyans have a history of leaving it late before doing something. Even our athletes wait until the last minute before smashing world titles.
And former President Daniel Arap Moi, proved that doing things last minute is deeply rooted in our system, as he joined the majority of Kenyans in rushing to register for Huduma Namba.
Retired President Daniel Moi earlier today registered for his Huduma number at his Nairobi home at Kabarnet gardens; ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru witnessed the registration. KUMBE HII KITU NI SERIOUS!!!!!!😑😑😑😑😑 pic.twitter.com/9YgfGKyCLx
— Governor Wa Mosobeti (@Gov_Mosobeti) May 17, 2019
Moi was airlifted from Kabarak to come register for Huduma Namba. And ICT CS Joe Mucheru was on the ground to ensure nothing went wrong. Yaani our leaders are this idle?
— 🇰🇪🇺🇬🇹🇿🇿🇦🇳🇬 (@MaryChege20) May 17, 2019
And to demonstrate that this was an important exercise, Gideon Moi was present to ensure the Huduma clerks did not demand for Bribes from his father like they have been doing to other Kenyans. This one is supposed to be a free exercise paid for by our taxes (I am not sure if Moi pays taxes)
how is fact that "Daniel Moi" who STOLE over 30 BILLIONS DOLLARS OF OUR TAXES, went to get a #HudumaNumber news? Kenyans are asking a SIMPLE ?, why cudnt Matiangi wait for LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DATA TO BE PASSED? Why is he doing this at a NECK-BREAK SPEED? #MheshimiwaFisi pic.twitter.com/aJoQzlbUID
— #AintNobodyGotTime4ThisSh*t (@yourspenfully) May 17, 2019
Meanwhile, thousands of Kenyans risk being locked out of the Huduma Namba registration as the deadline ticks closer by the minute. A spot check across the registration centres shows long queues that are not moving.
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) May 17, 2019
People started filling the registration centres as early as 3AM, more than 3 hours before they were opened.
Like the early bird I am nko number 30 kwa line ya Huduma number 😂😂😂😂#HudumaNamba
— Naom Kemunto🇰🇪 (@NaomKemunto5) May 17, 2019
The government has insisted that the registration will not be extended beyond the Saturday deadline and those without Huduma Namba will not access
services. There have been claims that those without the number will be declared persona non grata and a threat to national security.
So if there is deadline for huduma number registration,what is the consequence for those who will not have not registered?.well ,will my 6 months kid not get to register for this number in near future?.kenyan government is a joke😂😂😂 #hudumanamba
— peter ngetich (@peterngetich61) May 17, 2019
Even though Kenyans are registering in large numbers, they are doing so because of the threats and intimidation issued by the government on the consequences of not registering and not the benefits of the Namba.
Big boys who normally lecture us on revolutionary tactics have already registered for #HudumaNamba… Kenya 🇰🇪 is full of cowards, as for me & my family 👪 we won't be part & parcel of that rubbish!!!
— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO® (@Moha001_Onyango) May 17, 2019
Activists on social media have urged Kenyans not to be intimidated and resist Huduma Namba since it has no benefits at all.
I once impregnated our chief's daughter, I've milked an elephant while seating on a porcupine, I've dehorned a male buffalo, I've swam with hippos and basked in the sun with crocodiles, I've shaved my pubics with a lighter, what are these Huduma number threats?#hujumanamba
— THE INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE! (@allen_arnold) May 17, 2019