For years residents of Mbalambala and Bangale have had to travel to Hola, a distance of over 200kms paying over Ksh 2000 a single trip to apply for births and deaths certificates.
Often, they would still have to wait for over two weeks to get the certificates.
This has changed as they have become latest beneficiaries of a newly opened Civil Registration Office in Bura constituency, Tana North Sub County in Tana River County, the third office in the county and 143rd CRS office in the county.
Vetting before registration and issuance of IDs to pastoralist communities in Bura and other parts of the that has hindered access to government services has also been stopped.
Tana River leaders led my MP for Bura constituency, Yakub Adow Kuno pleaded PS Julius Bitok to relax stringent vetting to ensure genuine cases are not denied vital documents.
The leaders also pleaded for continuous mobile registrations to ensure 100 per cent registration reach on registration and issuance of IDs.
Immigration and Citizen Services PS Julius Bitok said the Government will ensure individuals who have attained 18 years and above will have IDs issued with 21 days upon application.
He asked the residents of Bura to take advantage of the new Civil Registration Services (CRS) and get their children registered for births certificates, as the document is the key to accessing government services like education, health and work opportunities.