Civil Registration Services now available in Tana River County

The PS Immigration and Citizens Services, Julius Bitok during the launch in Bura Constituency. [Immigration Department]

A new Civil Registration Service (CRS) office has been launched in Bura constituency, Tana River County.

The launch was headed by the Principal Secretary for Immigration and Citizens Services, Julius Bitok and will ease the challenges of accessing and applying for government services.

With the introduction of the new office, Bitok assured the residents that individuals who have attained 18 years and above will receive their IDs in 21 days after application.

The government also scrapped off the rigorous vetting process which hindered the access of government services by the pastoralist communities.

Previously, residents from different parts of the constituency, including Mbalambala and Bangale, had to travel for long distances in order to apply for National Identity cards, death and birth certificates.

In addition to spending over Sh2,000 per trip, they had to wait for a few more weeks before the documents were released.

Bura constituency leaders led by the area MP Yakub Adow Kuno, have pleaded for continuous mobile registration that will ensure 100 per cent registration and issuance of IDs.