PS Julius Bitok says passport backlog reduced as cartel crackdown goes countrywid

Immigration and Citizen Services PS Julius Bitok says passport processing backlog has been reduced from 100,000 to 45,000.

His sentiments come at a time when the ministry of Interior has intensified the crackdown on suspected brokers linked to passports-issuance racket.

Speaking in Mombasa during a meeting on the National Assembly Committee on Delegated Legislation on Thursday, PS Bitok says the backlog will be cleared within two weeks.

“Right now, we are producing around 3600 passports per day. We have managed to reduce the backlog that was around 100,000 passports to around 45,000. We are projecting that in the next two weeks, there will be no backlog.” The PS says.

As the crackdown intensifies, the PS says it will be extended to other towns and cities. Thursday evening, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki made a surprise visit at Nyayo House, Nairobi.

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