Govt to set up more centers for acquisition of E passports

The government is set to launch 8 more centers for acquisition of E passports as it seeks to beat the September 2019 deadline.

Four centers will be based in the country while the remaining four will cater for Kenyans in Europe, America and Middle East.

Currently, the country has only one operational center in Nairobi County.

The government is stepping up efforts to ensure Kenyans beat the global deadline for the acquisition of the E passport.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i  says the new centers  will enhance efficiency and allow Kenyans keen to acquire the new generation passport get it easily.

He said four centers will be based in various parts of the country with the remaining four based in Europe, America and Middle East.

The E-passport has enhanced security features that make it easy to identify travelers.

In the meantime, Matiang’i says all foreigners will have to acquire work permits from their countries of origin before coming to work in the country.

The CS maintains that the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants will continue blaming the influx of illegal immigrants into the country for increased criminal activities.







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