Prof. Kithure Kindiki, the interior cabinet secretary, revealed that 15,400 passports are available for pick up at various immigration centers this week.
The CS stated that this follows the collection of 22,353 passports in Nairobi and the country’s regional immigration offices last week following the commencement of his Rapid Results Initiative ((RRI) for the issuing of passports to Kenyans.
The required passports must be picked up in Nairobi and other regional offices, according to Kindiki.
7,501 passports are ready in Nairobi, 1,166 in Mombasa, 1,602 in Kisumu, and 1000 must be picked up in Nakuru. The passports must also be picked up at the regional offices in Eldoret (1,543), Kisii (1,500), and Embu (1,088).
“The Government will continue to align our procedures and delivery environment to ensure we bring permanent efficiency in the immigration department and sustain the war against corruption to win back public confidence,” Kindiki said.
This comes after the CS visited Nyayo House, where the Department of Immigration is housed, multiple times in response to public outcry over the delayed issuance of passports and widespread corruption.
Kindiki threatened to oust the department’s corrupt personnel and made a commitment to speed up the passport printing process.
Many Kenyans lamented losing out on travel and employment opportunities as a result of the delays.