Nakuru County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha has reiterated the Head of state’s directive to the Chiefs and Assistant chiefs to ensure all National identification cards lying in their offices uncollected are given out to the owners.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Monday when he officially opened IEBC Stakeholders meeting on Mass Voter Registration exercise,Nkanatha said their work as administrators is to ensure mobilization of voters to register as voters.
He said his office has ensured uncollected National IDs in various administrators’ offices are collected so that every Kenyan can register as a voter in the ongoing exercise.
“Ours is to mobilize since the work of voter registration is the mandate of IEBC but in doing so we are ensuring that no IDs are lying in our offices.We will take them to the owners even if it means going to the grassroots” said Nkanatha.
The Commissioner called on youths who have attained 18 years and not yet taken National Identification cards to ensure they do so saying that is the only way they can participate in Government decisions.
His sentiments come barely a 4 days after the President issued a directive to the Chiefs and Assistant chiefs to ensure that National IDs lying in their offices are issued out to Kenyans.
The President categorically stated that it was the work of the Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs to go grassroots in ensuring every Kenyan has a National Identity Card.