Street families living in Uasin Gishu County will be issued with National Identity Cards, in a joint initiative between the County and National governments.
The initiative will be taking place today at the office of the Huruma Ward Assistant Chief. Huruma is in Turbo Constituency, under Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Mwabudzo.
Getting IDs will make it easier for street people to access jobs and do other things to improve their quality of life.
The Deputy County Commissioner argued that since many of them were already hawking and selling clothes, and most of them had no memory of their origins, the village elders, civil registrar, security, and the children’s department would use the little information that they could remember to register them and issue them with ID cards.
Having IDs will also save the street families from police harassment.