Devolution: Huduma centres set to go mobile

Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki Photo:Courtesy
You may soon gain access to government services at your convenience if a plan to set up mobile Huduma Centres becomes a reality.

Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said yesterday the ministry plans to procure specialised trucks fitted with facilities to create portable workstations under the initiative dubbed Huduma Mashinani.

This would enable the ministry to extend services from the current physical locations to the grassroots.

The CS said in a statement the move, coming on the back of the success of Huduma Centres, underscores the Government’s commitment to transforming the provision of public services.

“Huduma Kenya Programme is in the process of acquiring specialised trucks to be used in proving Huduma Centre services at the grassroots level,” she said.

The Government has rolled out 45 Huduma Centres now available in 41 counties in the past three years.

VIRTUAL PRESENCE

This is the second phase of the programme that includes the online e-Huduma portal to provide integrated government services 24 hours a day online.

All established Huduma Centres have piloted the programme by conducting at least two Huduma Mashinani outreach programmes a month to ensure more Kenyans are reached with consistent frequency.

The ministry also plans to set up a virtual presence via a mobile phone platform dubbed M-Huduma.

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