Huduma Centers face closure because of rental arrears and imminent crisis is looming nationwide.
At least half of the country’s Huduma Centers are facing eviction because of rental arrears totaling Ksh1.7 billion.
The government( PCK) owes the money to Kenya’s postal corporation.
Public Service Principal Secretary Mary Kimonye stated this will jeopardize public data if PCK goes ahead with the closures.
“Posta is requesting Sh1.7 billion in rent arrears for hosting the Huduma Centers.”
According to the magazine, “several of the Huduma Centers are now being evicted, and government data risks being compromised.”
The iconic Nairobi GPO, as well as others in Kakamega, Nakuru, Meru, Mombasa, Machakos, Kisii, and Bungoma, are among those facing eviction.
While testifying before the committee, Kimonye also urged Parliament to improve budgetary support for the sector.
He did this, citing its importance in service delivery.
She noted that some of the Huduma centers, such as Embu, are tiny, and there is a need to gain access to a larger facility.
NHIF), KRA, and NSSF are among the services provided.
Huduma Centers have experienced various problems since their beginning, including fires and the effects of the pandemic.
This hampered in-person service delivery. Huduma centers experienced technical failures in September 2021.
preventing Kenyans from accessing the critical services provided.
Around the same time, a fire engulfed the ninth floor of the Kisumu Huduma Center building, leading to the loss of crucial documents.
Among the items that fire destroyed were office computers, office files, and furniture.
It was later determined that the fire was an act of arson.
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