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Officers Charging Up To Sh. 3,000 To Give IDs - Thika MP.

Thika Town MP Alice Ng'ang'a has accused some officers at the Thika Registrar of Persons Department of denying Thika youth ID Cards. She said that this was a criminal act since Article 12 (1) (b) of the Constitution gave every Kenyan the right to a registration/identification document including a passport and National Identity Card (ID).

Speaking at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Monday when was disbursing cheques to 2,100 students who had qualified for bursaries, Alice alleged that these officers were charging up to Sh. 3,000 in bribes to offer that services. She threatened to mobilise all those whose ID application were still pending to avail themselves in Thika Stadium for the officers to call out all the uncollected for their owners to collect them.

She also accused of some them deliberately misspelling the names of some of the youth with the intention of either fleecing them of cash or denying them this vital documents to sabotage the voter registration exercise.

Alice advised all those seeking to get this document to make use of the Huduma Centre which she argued was more efficient and fast. She suggested that both voter registration and the issuance of IDs be done in the Huduma Centres so as to hasten and ease these process.

She further appealed to all those without the voter’s card to register themselves at the Independent Elections & Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) registration Centres that were spread in all Wards, promising to offer transport services to these officers in order to reach as many people as possible.

“Those who have not registered as voters are doing a very big disservice to this country and to the president. Everyone should register and arm themselves with the card so that come 2017 you guarantee a win for Uhuru and me of course. I will personally provide 5 vehicles to the IEBC clerks to enable them move to all the centres in each ward,” she said.

On matters development, Hon. Alice said that the long awaited construction of the 25km Thika road network will commence next month. Tenders and money allocation for the Thika By-Pass was complete and it was now a matter of time before it came a reality.

The Thika By-Pass will see the tarmacking of the Kivulini-Kang’oki-Muthaiga-Kiandutu proposed road that is projected to ease traffic along Thika-Garissa Highway. Other roads whose monies have been disbursed for construction include; Kwaheri-Munyu Road, Landless-Bellhouse Road, Kiganjo-Landless Road and the B.A.T.-Kiganjo Road.

On provision of water, the CDF Thika Constituency had already spent Sh.350 million and Sh. 70 million for provision of irrigation water to Ndula-Ngoliba and Komo areas respectively. The former project has as at now extended all the way to Magogoni.

They were also drilling boreholes to serve Kimuchu and Thika Primary Schools to ease the challenge of water in these institutions.

Her office was also in the process of resettling Mukunike squatters in Kilimambogo who have been crying for help for quite a long time. They have also been able to reclaim a piece land that had been grabbed by land grabbers in Ngoingwa Estate where they intend to erect a Police Post.

She asked Thika residents to prepare to welcome His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta who will be having a function at the ACK Cathedral in April.

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