Nairobi – The Principal Secretary-designate for Citizen Services, Ambassador Julius Bitok has promised to revisit the issue of the Huduma number if approved by the National Assembly.
Speaking while appearing before the administration and internal affairs committee for its review, Bitok said Kenyans will be sensitized on the importance of integrating their contact details and personal information on a single card for access easier for government services.
“The Huduma number was a great initiative and there are still only the majority of Kenyans who have yet to understand how it is supposed to work. This is an area that I will look into and ensure that our people are aware of its importance and how it will work,” Bitok said.
Bitok further stressed that he will ensure that all Kenyans get their ID cards once they reach the age of 18 to address the issue of identification in the country.
“The department I am about to join if approved by this committee plays a vital role in improving our security and I am aware that many of our young people do not get their IDs We need to know our people who are genuinely Kenyan and the sooner we issue IDs to those who turn 18 the easier it will be for us to know who is actually Kenyan and who is not not,” Bitok said.
He further disclosed that his net worth stands at Sh480 million which includes houses, rental properties, cars, agriculture and livestock among others.
Ambassador Bitok defended his suitability saying he is passionate about public service, having served the country in various capacities including 8 years as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Pakistan.
He also ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of Uasin Gishu in 2013 and 2022.