BY SHABAN MWAJABE
Some 800,000 people are being targeted for the registration of the Huduma Namba under theNational Integration Identification System (NIIMS) within the set period of 45 days in Kwale County.
While registering at Kwale Baraza Park on April 11, 2019, Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya says his government will facilitate the registration exercise through by sensitization so that local residents are registered at the grassroots levels.
“To make this a successful one my government will assist in creating mass awareness about the program and also sort out if officers can register them on the ground,” he added.
The governor emphasized the importance of the registration and asked all Kwale residents to cooperate and ensure they are registered before the end of the exercise.
Praising President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development agendas, Mr Mvurya said the Huduma Namba will benefit all Kenyans economically while giving the government the necessary data for planning purposes.
However, he took a swipe at those spreading propaganda about the Huduma Namba saying this satanic association is meant to discourage Kenyans from registering basically for ulterior motives best known to them.
“There are mere rumours that people are afraid to register simply because they think the whole process is about devil worshipping which is actual not true,” he said.
According to the County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo some 10,000 people are being registered daily since the exercise started April 2, 2019 with the number expected to double up to 20,000 daily.
The County’s population and composition projects for 2018 through 2022 based on the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census by age cohort and gender that by 2017 its population was estimated at 820,199 persons, 397,841 of which were males and 422,358 were females.
The population is projected to rise to 909,929 in 2018 and by 2022, the population is projected to total 1,914,796 with 930,960 being males and 983,836 being females.