Kenyans living in the United States have been caught up in the last minute rush to register for Huduma Namba.

The Kenyan embassy in Washington, DC has seen a large number of Kenyans, who have traveled from other states to list on the Huduma Namba.

The process has been ongoing at the embassy in Washington, DC and it’s satellite consulates in Los Angeles, California and New York.

Kenyans in the US queue to register for Huduma Namba
Kenyans in the US queue to register for Huduma Namba

To register, one is required to first complete an online form, download it, and then appear in person for biometrics capture at their closest Kenyan embassy or consulate.

E-passport registration

The situation is complicated by some who are turning up for the Huduma Namba registration are also processing their digital passports.

The deadline for the e-passports is September 1, 2019.

An e-passport registration process requires the applicant to visit the embassy in person for biometrics capture.

Kenyans in US are also processing their digital passports alongside Huduma Namba
Kenyans in US are also processing their digital passports alongside Huduma Namba

Long queues have been witnessed outside the consulates with some Kenyans complaining that they have had to spend up to two to three days in Washington.

Notably, the Kenyans have complained that the process has seen them incur huge travel and accommodation costs in order to complete the process.