The government has promised to fight cartels at the Kisii Births and Deaths registration center to curb graft and weed out cartels and brokers who its reported have taken captive of the centre.
The move comes after a flurry of complaints from the residents who have lost their cash to brokers collecting bribes on behalf of officers working at the registration office in Kisii.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Kisii Passport issuing centre, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi warned that there could be no second thought in kicking out staff found culpable of the vice.
“Its sheer nonsensical that when we are focusing on improving service delivery some ‘crooks’ are out harassing and fleecing members of the public seeking services in government offices,” said Matiangi.
He also reiterated the government’s commitment to taking services closer to Wananchi affirming that The officers will be headed by an officer of the rank of an ACC.
Dr. Matiang’i further sad that the government has already committed Sh 300M towards the devolving of immigration offices in the country.
Following the allocation, more passport centres have been opened in Nyeri, Eldoret, Nakuru with the latest being Kisii
An additional center is set to be opened in Narok in the coming months, stated Matiangi.
The Kisii passport office has so far issued more than 4200 passports since it opened its doors in early June this year
The function was also attended by among others Kisii Governors James Ongwae, his Deputy Joash Maangi,Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama and Mps Ezekiel Machogu ( Nyaribari Masaba) , and Ben Momanyi of Borabu.
The leaders urged residents to support the governments initiatives so as to benefit them in service delivery.