Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago , has assured the Muslim community that he will personally make follow-up on concerns of “too strict” processes of passport application.
Some members of the Muslim community living in Eldoret led by CIPK North Rift Chairman Abubakar Bini had complained of what they termed as too strict passport measures at the Eldoret Immigration Office.
A few members who spoke at an event in Eldoret on Sunday said they are taken through very strict processes as they apply for the travel document.
Persons especially from counties bordering Kenya and other countries are usually vetted during application of national identity cards and passports, for the sake of national security. The vetting pannel reserve the right to grant or decline.
Governor Mandago has, therefore said he will make a follow-up with the County Commissioner’s office. “I will personally follow up the matter with the County Commissioner and get back to you with answers to these concerns raised.”
Mandago said the national identification documents are crucial and Kenyans should be assisted to get them.
Identity cards of parents, death certificates (incase they passed on) and birth certificates of applicants are the crucial documents needed in application for ID cards and passports.