State pushes deadline for acquiring e-passports to 2020
SEE ALSO :On leadership, women should change tactThe deputy president was speaking when he hosted Kenyans living in Italy on Sunday. They had complained about the difficulties in seeking to replace their travel documents. Kenyans in the diaspora can apply for new passport in London in UK, Paris in France, Washington DC in USA, Pretoria in South Africa, Dubai in UAE and Berlin in Germany. A letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated November, 20, 2018, asked Kenyan missions and consulates abroad to prepare ahead of commencement of applications for new passports on January 14 next year. This means Kenyans living outside the said countries have to travel to acquire the documents, an issue that drew heated debate in the meeting. Kenyans in the diaspora argued that it would be impractical to leave their current engagements to travel to renew their passports.