By KBC Reporter
Leaders in West Pokot County are crying foul over the slow pace of issuance of national identity cards in the County.
They have raised the red flag over what they term is a laxity among immigration officers that has seen thousands of area residents unregistered.
Governor Simon Kachapin and Kapenguria member of parliament Samuel Moroto said that most residents who have attained the age of eighteen and above in the county are yet to get the important identification document.
Kachapin said that not issuing residents with identity cars was denying them the opportunity to vote and participate in self development activities.
“Lack of identity cards has denied residents the opportunity to participate in government projects and to be able to access the various benefits,” said Governor Kachapin.
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto said lack of national identification cards has locked many people from accessing funds from the government.
Moroto asked the national government to intervene immediately and ensure the residents are registered so as to enjoy their democratic rights.
He said that mobile registration process should be conducted regularly in the vast pastoralist county.