Registrar of Persons urges people who lost identification cards to apply

The Deputy County Registrar of Persons, Murang’a South Ms. Susan Mutembei has urged all persons who have lost their identification cards to apply for duplicates immediately so as to participate in the August elections.

Mutembei noted that they were people who lost their identification cards and they should take advantage of the window period now before the August 9 elections and apply for the duplicates as this would ensure they have their identification cards on the voting day.

“If one wishes to exercises his or her democratic right as a voter in the forthcoming elections but lost their ID, then this is the opportune moment to apply,” observed Mutembei.

The identification cards will be ready in a week’s time and one could apply from the Registrar of the Person’s office or a Huduma Centre nearby.

The Registrar also called on persons who had previously applied for identification cards but were yet to collect them to do so before elections.

“We have some ID cards and we urge the persons who had applied to pick them with haste so that they will be allowed to exercise their democratic right as voters,” she said.

While still encouraging citizens who have attained the legal age of 18 years to apply for identification cards, Mutembei noted that they may be locked out of the forthcoming elections as new registrations take 28 working days before issuance.



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