Friday, July 19, 2024

CS Kindiki cracks the whip on cartels at Nyayo House

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has issued a stern warning to cartels disrupting normal services at Nyayo House.

Speaking during a visit at the facility, the CS noted that no one will be allowed to hang around Nyayo House and only those carrying valid documents will be allowed to access the building.

“The crackdown on cartels extorting applicants of passports and other vital citizenship documents at the immigration department is on, and all those involved in the criminal acts will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the law.

No person will be allowed to hang around Nyayo House, and being a facility processing vital security documents, access will only be granted to applicants with the necessary documents and staff members.

To facilitate an orderly, timeous, and responsive processing of passports and other citizenship documents, special desks have been established to fast track all emergency applications, including those of persons seeking medical care, academic opportunities and job openings that have clear deadlines and have presented the necessary supporting documents.” said the CS

Kindiki continued by confirming that the remaining backlog stands at 44,000 passports and they will be finished in the next two weeks after which new applications will be processed very fast.

“No applicant should give any money to facilitate faster processing and issuance of passports. The backlog of 44,000 applications will be resolved within 14 days and all subsequent applications will be processed expeditiously.

A majority of the officers in the Immigration department are professional, dedicated, and patriotic. They deserve to be commended and facilitated to undertake their duties diligently. The few officers who are colluding with brokers to demand bribes from applicants of passports and other vital documents will be dealt with firmly.

The Immigration department will receive upto Ksh.1.3B in appropriation in aid beginning the financial year 2023/2024 to enable the acquisition of new equipment, including printers, and revamp the department’s infrastructure to offer better services to citizens across the country.” said the CS

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