Orphans win battle for identity papers

Billy Muiruri | NATION
Ms Josephine Oyuga, and her 15 orphaned grandchildren have every reason to smile after they were issued with birth certificates following intervention by the government and three NGOs in Western Province.

What you need to know:

  • New regulation a big relief for children whose parents died without acquiring papers for them as they risked missing out on national exams and inheritance

In normal circumstances in Kenya, it would take a long time for Victor Odongo, 15, to acquire a birth certificate and open the doors to access other vital documents such as a national identity card.

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