Interior minister Fred Matiang’i has said that from July 1, 2020, key documents such as the national identity (ID) card, passports, birth and death certificates will be processed and given to applicants on the same day they are formally sought.
Matiang’i, who spoke at the security chiefs meeting in Mombasa on Wednesday, January 15, however, said that that arrangement will only be possible for Kenyans applying for the documents in Nairobi.
Currently, applicants of the National ID in Nairobi wait for at least one week for the document to be processed. Birth certificates, on the other hand, also take a similar amount of time to be released.
Applicants from other parts of the country and abroad — besides the capital city — will have to wait for at least a week for their documents to be processed should Matiang’i’s directive be implemented beginning July 1.