Use churches and chiefs to distribute uncollected IDs
It is wrong that thousands of national ID cards remain uncollected in various stations across the country, with little being done to reach their owners. While many are struggling to get this document, a huge number of Kenyans have not collected theirs, which are already waiting at different administrative centres. It could be true that some of the owners may not be aware that their IDs have been processed. It is therefore important for the government to use other avenues to ensure these cards get to their owners. Since IDs contain crucial information regarding where the applicants come from, including the location, the owners can be traced. At the sublocation level, the government ought to enlist the services of the village headmen and churches to help identify the owners using the surnames on the IDs. That way, they will serve the intended purpose.
DAVID SONYE Rarieda