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Posta threatens to evict Huduma Centres over Ksh.1.7bn rent


The Huduma Kenya Programme is a Kenya Vision 2030 flagship project that was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in November 2013. The project saw the government set up Huduma Centres across different parts of the country to enhance efficiency in public service delivery.

The centres offer a wide range of government services including national identity cards, birth certificates, NHIF services, police abstracts, registration of business names and applications of business licences, NSSF services, investor-related registrations, and many other services all under one roof. But well, it looks like some of the Huduma Centres s are on the verge of closure due to rental demands by Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK).

According to a report published by the Business Daily,  PCK has threatened to evict Huduma Centres over Sh1.7 billion rent arrears. PCK hosts nearly half of the Huduma Centres across the country but according to the report the Ministry of Public Service has been slow in paying it for the space.

“Posta is demanding Sh1.7 billion in rent arrears that have accumulated for hosting the Huduma Centres,” Ms Mary Kimonye, the Public Service Principal Secretary said.

Mary was speaking to the Administration and Security committee during the scrutiny of the 2022/23 budget policy statement (BPS).

Some of the Huduma Centres housed by PCK include Nairobi (GPO), Kakamega, Nakuru, Meru, Mombasa, Machakos, Kisii, Bungoma, Marsabit and Isiolo. 

The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs is currently coordinating the implementation of the Huduma Centers Programme and plans to establish 10 more entres in the financial year starting July 1.

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