President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered that Kenyans in diaspora be issued with the new generation passports countries they reside in.
In his visit to Namibia, the President issued the order to the immigration department and the Foreign Affairs ministry when he met Kenyans living and working in the Southern African nation.
This came after requests by Kenyans at the meeting who raised concerns over the difficulties they endure to acquire the passport and some missing out on opportunities due to delays.
” Form a team that will go from country to country to register Kenyans in the diaspora. No Kenyan should be forced to spend money to travel to Kenya to get passports,” he said at the Windhoek Country Club
The directive is a relief to many Kenyans in diaspora who had been forced in incur huge expenses coming back to the country to renew their passports.
President Kenyatta also talked on the war on corruption,urging Kenyans his administration is going to fight any form of corruption in Kenya.
“If you are corrupt we will fight you. You can be my brother or my sister or my closest political ally but if you are corrupt we will fight you, won’t be clouded by ethnicity or status in my quest to leave behind a united nation and I will continue championing for Kenya’s unity,” the President stated.
Cabinet secretaries including , Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), James Macharia (Transport) and Peter Munya (Trade) Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) were also in attendance.