Saturday, September 09, 2006

Kenyan IDs/Passports out in 2 weeks!

I actually thought that this was a dream.. (Even though i've seen passports being issued in a day :) ). Hopefully soon, IDs/Passports should be available to applicants within 2 weeks of application (10 working days).
All legal documents--identity cards, passports, births and deaths certificates--will now be accessed within a maximum of 14 days following a move by the Office of the President ( OP) to do away with all cumbersome procedures shrouded in bureaucratic networks of corruption. Residents of Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nairobi applying for passports will be issued with one within a period of 14 days.
Apparantly the Central Records Systen at Sheria House is to get (new?) upgraded equipment to replace the obsolete ones purchased in the 1960s. Obsolete doesn't quite cover it.. More of Pre-Historic (Pre Flintstone :) ). Hope the equipment is new - an upgrade from 1960 could be scary :) - might just be a 386 computer...
This move should see corruption minimized at Sheria House and Immigration...
Good news I'd say

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The changes were only declared verbally, in reality, the same trend is taking its course. A colleague has been trying to source a passport for 5 months now. Last friday, he was told to provide some 'chai' for his documents to be processed.