The Registrar-General’s (RG) Office says it has issued more than 110 000 electronic passports (e-passports) to date.
The RG’s office also said it has processed more than 500 000 national identity cards (IDs) and an equal number of birth certificates since the mobile registration blitz to issue vital documents commenced on 1 April this year.
Registrar-General Henry Machiri said even though they have to grapple with the breakdown of machinery, the department is satisfied with the progress made so far. Said Machiri:
As of June 3, 2022, the department has produced 110 195 electronic passports (e-passports).
This is quite commendable given that we have managed to do this in just six months.
We could have actually done better but currently, the department is experiencing challenges in the clearance of the backlog and production of machine-readable passports due to the breakdown of machinery.
Efforts are, however, underway to address the situation.
… The department is currently conducting a national mobile registration exercise which commenced on April 1, 2022.
As of May 31, 2022, the department has issued 508 886 IDs, 549 960 birth certificates and 19 037 death certificates.