Matiang’i raids births register office in crackdown on cartels

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i at the the Department of Civil Registration during an impromptu visit on October 25, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Dr Matiang’i ordered the immediate arrest of brokers behind the multi-million shilling corruption industry at Bishop’s House, where the department is based.
  • He assured Kenyans that the process of getting a birth certificate in Kenya will be corruption-free and much smoother by next week.
  • Changes to be effected at the weekend include having the Prisons Department repair existing and broken furniture as well as building extra storage spaces for old receipts and documents.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on Friday sent packing two senior officers at the Department of Civil Registration in an impromptu raid meant to crack down on corruption cartels in the issuance of birth certificates.

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