This morning, Kenyans on social media were furious after a local daily reported that Tana River County Commissioner Oning’oi Ole’sosio had announced that people who will not have registered for the Huduma Namba by the deadline date could be considered foreigners and a threat to national security.
The report added that Mr Ole’sosio said so during an interview where he insisted that registration is necessary to “guarantee national security” and e“nsure efficient delivery of services”; claiming those against it had a hidden agenda.
Twitter users were not slow to react, with some expressing their joy over the prospect of getting deported into a different country in case they don’t comply.
Others rubbished the commissioner’s statement as just another desperate threat by the government to try and scare Kenyans into registering for the Huduma Namba.
This is what some of them had to say.
— Tony Watima (@Watimz) May 10, 2019
We have lived in this country as if we don't belong. Hapo sawa kabisa
Tukutane Sao Tome & Principe https://t.co/FRv3SjBgHt
— Sacrinos????️♂️???? (@dnahinga) May 10, 2019
Considered a foreigner? Pls. Don't threaten me with a good time. https://t.co/eUsoJIMRa5
— Dedan (@Kimathi__) May 10, 2019
The Huduma Namba threats are becoming quite interesting as the deadline approaches. All the threats should be launched officially because there is so much confusion as to which one is genuine. ????????????
— Wambui (@Waambui) May 10, 2019
So the thieves of our taxes are NOT a threat to national security but somehow Kenyans who don't have Huduma namba which is an optional numeral are a threat? Madness!!! https://t.co/6rZmrNv1Uy
— Scheaffer Okore (@scheafferoo) May 10, 2019
Imagine being considered a foreigner in a country that treats foreigners so much better than their own citizens. This is the dream we have always wanted. https://t.co/Io6yVJi47L
— Öræfajökull (@Chiira) May 10, 2019
Can they deport us? https://t.co/AXpULyMUgY
— Kamwana Zungusha Drum Tena ???? (@shobanes) May 10, 2019
— Timwork (@rimbui) May 10, 2019
In your own country you are considered a foreigner cause of a stupid number. This people are just itching for a revolution. https://t.co/D90g7r5qxv
— Darth Vader ◢◤ (@MisterAlbie) May 10, 2019
As in this govt is really giving people the option of an out and actually thinks that is a threat??
Erm this country is literally toxic???? https://t.co/fVfaDqzjAR
— The Big White Lie (@ziechelimo) May 10, 2019
Everytime I warm up to getting Huduma Namba , some God sent govt official reminds me why I shouldn't https://t.co/IKM4MKenfo
— Timon TJ (@TDborJ) May 10, 2019
Lol. Considered foreigners? Btw there are some Kenyans who can't wait to leave this Country. https://t.co/0fVsJgfsxm
— Eric Njiru (@Erik_Njiru) May 10, 2019
When we become foreigners, we’ll experience that Kenya Lite that wazungus experience. https://t.co/vvkh9vDGLX
— cersei’s sugarbaby ???????? (@LordCynthiaa) May 10, 2019
Who said We love being Kenyans Currently? Tunavumilia na kujikunia kuwa wakenya. Some of these commissioners need to be sent home. Seeking relevance and attention left right centre. https://t.co/HmOgtAnkwS
— BRAVIN™ (@IamBravin) May 10, 2019
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