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Kithure Kindiki back at Nyayo house days after chasing out cartels

Kithure Kindiki back at Nyayo house days after chasing out cartels

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Monday made another impromptu visit to Nyayo House and held a progressive, tracking and evaluation meeting with the senior Immigration State Department officers.

The meeting is geared towards sustaining the momentum for radical changes to create efficiency and eradicate corruption while discussions were also based on clearing the backlog in the processing of passports by the departments.

The CS emphasised that clearing the backlog in passport processing and eradicating corruption remains a primary and must-achieve target for the government.

“Sustaining the momentum for radical changes to create efficiency, eradicate corruption and clear the historical backlog in the processing of passports remains a primary and must-achieve target for the government,” Kindiki noted.

Also, the 10-day countdown to clear the backlog still stands

As of last week, the passport backlog stood at 58,000, with the Department of Immigration and Citizen Services processing approximately 5,000 passports daily.

In the meeting, they also agreed that the double shifts are still on from 7 am to 7 pm, and 7 pm to 7 am to facilitate optimal printing.

Director General of Immigration and Citizen Services Evelyn Cheluget also attended the meeting.

The Interior boss later had a walk-about assessment of the changing operational environment for service delivery.

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