Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae is now calling for legislation to ensure continuous registration of elderly persons in the country.
Addressing the media at the County assembly buildings on Thursday, Mbae argued that the last registration happened in 2017 and since then the elderly have continued to suffer.
“There have been gaps in the registration of elderly, PWDs and orphans and vulnerable children in this country and that is why we now want a law in place to ensure continuous registration” said Mbae.
The vocal Nakuru MCA adds that the law should also ensure that every elderly gets an NHIF card upon registration as an elderly with the government.
He says this will go a long way in addressing the challenges that the elderly have been facing in the country.
Once the law is in place, Mbae is optimistic that the elderly and the Orphans and Vulnerable children will get their money on time.
“We want the law to ensure automatic NHIF for the elderly who register with the government” he said.
It will be recalled that on September 24, 2019, Dr.Mbae presented a petition to the National assembly seeking that the welfare of elderly persons, PWDs and OVCs be looked into.
The matter is still pending at the National assembly.