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Two weeks before the Huduma Namba registration drive for Kenyans in the diaspora closes, a section of Kenyans in the United States have urged the government to extend the deadline.

The listing of Kenyans living and working abroad in the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) started on May 6th and is slated to end on June 20th.

Kenyans in the Diaspora say the 45-day period is not enough to enroll all citizens abroad, especially in a vast country such as the US.

Faith Muna, a Kenyan based in Texas, tells Daily Nation that many Kenyans in the US will be locked out if the registration window is not extended.

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Ms. Muna also says that not all Kenyans living in the US are able to travel to Washington, DC to register for Huduma Namba.

While hailing the Huduma Namba idea, Faith says the government should come up with digital platforms where Kenyans abroad can register.

She pleads with President Kenyatta to listen to their cry and extend the deadline. 

 

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