Gov’t Set to Begin Delivering Ready Passports to Applicants’ Doorsteps, Interior Ministry
The state will soon deliver passports to the doorstep of every Kenyan.
This follows a memorandum of union signed between the Immigration Department and Postal Corporation of Kenya that will also see applicants make a single visit to the immigration offices to submit their hard copies.
The Director of Immigration Services Alexander Muteshi and the PostMaster General Dan Kagwe signed the addendum on behalf of the two organisations on Thursday, June 3.
The two stressed the interdependence between institutions to improve service delivery to the people.
Under the programme known as the last mile passport delivery services, Kenyans will submit their particulars for application then sit back and wait for the delivery.
A fortnight ago, the government asked Kenyans who attained dual citizenship before 2010 to reapply for Kenyan citizenship to regularise their status.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said at least 25,000 people renounced their Kenyan citizenship before promulgating the new constitution in 2010.
“Some 25,000 Kenyans holding dual citizenship lost their Kenyan citizenship based on the repealed constitution, but over 5,000 of them have already applied to regain it as required by the law,” he stated.
At the same time, the CS announced the establishment of a special unit to expedite the applications to enable applicants to regain citizenship documents for regularisation.
“We have already set efficient systems in place and written to the attorney-general requesting him to engage Parliament with a view to amending the act and streamline the process even further,” he added