Why Uhuru was Forced to Extend the Huduma Namba Deadline

Desperate moments calls for desperate measures.

Last minutes Kenyans have won again after President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday, extended the deadline for Huduma Namba mass registration a day to when the exercise was set to be completed.

He extended it by a week with the exercise expected to conclude on Saturday, 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm.

In a statement to newsrooms, the head of state noted that the long queues observed at the centres in the final days necessitated the extension.

“I have observed with concern the long queues formed during these final days of the exercise in different parts of the country. It brings to the fore an ingrained last-minute rush habit that holds us back. Nevertheless, Kenyans are determined to register for their Huduma Namba and I have obliged to the numerous requests to give them an opportunity to do so.

“I have directed the National Inter-ministerial Committee for implementation of this programme to extend the registration period for another 1 week. In this regard therefore, the exercise will effectively close on Saturday, 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm,” he stated.

He urged those who had not registered to take full advantage of this extension and not to wait until the last day.

“The Diaspora mass registration exercise which started on May 6th, 2019 will continue throughout all our missions globally and shall close on 20th June 2019.

“I encourage each and every Kenyan to become a part of this momentous change that will help to positively transform Government delivery services for the benefit of all Citizens,” he added.

Uhuru noted that 35 million Kenyans had registered for and thanked the 42000 young Kenyans working as Registration Assistants and 8000 Registration Officers and the 400 ICT officers distributed in all our sub-counties in the country.

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