Short queues were witnessed in Huduma Namba registration centres on Saturday hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a one-week .
At the Huduma Centre in General Post Office, its was a sharp contrast from the pushing and shoving that was witnessed on Friday.
Staff directed those enquiring about Huduma Namba registration to the neighbouring Nyayo House registration centre which were lying idle.
“We are not closed, the reports we received from Nyayo House and City Square was that they had no customers so we asked our customers who wish to seek the services from there. We will be here till 4pm,” he said before proceeding to open the doors wide.
At the neighbouring Nyayo House registration centre, the queues were shorter with a handful waiting to be served by the nine clerks available.
The few Nairobians on queue told Nairobi News that they have learnt from Friday’s experience and were avoiding another last minute rush.
“I was here yesterday and the long queue discouraged me and I opted to be left out of the registration but when they extended I decided to come today. The queue is very short and I have only waited for an hour,” one Peter told Nairobi News.
The President directed the National Inter-ministerial Committee for implementation of the programme to extend the registration for a week.
Registration will end at 6pm on May 25.
Saturday morning 7:42am outside GPO Huduma center pic.twitter.com/R3Zz1txXhf
— Ali 'Mwamvita' Manzu (@Ali_Manzu) May 18, 2019
On a Friday evening at GPO lining up to register for huduma namba and the same place Saturday morning after the extension of huduma namba registration period Kenyans needs prayers #moseswetangula pic.twitter.com/pTGCsGg1Yi
— Ayub sheikh (@AyubKariuki7) May 18, 2019
Posptpone end of Huduma Namba registration date and that means Kenyans+Agents are all missing in action. #ResistHudumaNamba pic.twitter.com/wQCq5SQKJ9
— Bett (@BettKMax) May 18, 2019
Since President Uhuru has extended Huduma Namba registration to 25th this month can will relax a beat and wait till 25th 5:59pm, then we can go and register tusiwe na haraka hii ni Kenya
— edgar wangula (@edgarwangula1) May 18, 2019