Lawyers criticize Matiang’i for violating court orders

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has criticized the Interior Ministry for disobeying court orders by terming Huduma Namba registration mandatory.

In a statement to media houses, the LSK said that Huduma Numba registration should also not have a deadline.

“The government should not threaten anyone to get the number. No one should also be denied government services for not having the number,” LSK president Allen Gachuhi said.

This is contrary to what Interior CS Matiang’i said on Friday while addressing Kenyans who had lined up for Huduma Namba in Nairobi.

The CS said the government would not extend the deadline as the budget assigned for it is set to end on Saturday.

“Kenyans who will have not registered by Saturday will wait until the equipment are set at the assistant chief’s office before they can register,” said Matiang’i.

A three bench judge comprising Justices Weldon Korir, Pauline Nyamweya and Mumbi Ngugi on April 1, 2019 ruled that the government should not put a deadline for Huduma Namba registration.

However, the government has disobeyed the orders directing that Kenyans should register as the Huduma Namba will be used to facilitate government services such as medical and social needs.

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