You will now be required to pay Sh 100 to renew your national identification Card following a directive by the Ministry Of Interior to reinstate the charges from 15th March 2018.
“The government has decided to reinstate Sh 100 for processing a duplicate ID card via legal notice no 48 dated 9th February 2018,” reads a section of a memo sent to all Sub-County registration oficers.
The ministry has however noted that the application fee will not apply to young persons who just turned 18 and would be acquiring the IDs for the first time.
Prior to the latest development Wanachi have been processing their IDs for free in the Huduma centers.
The move to charge for processing IDs comes a week after treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, revlealed that the government is facing difficulties financing some of its development projects due to a shortfall in revenue and was exploring ways to bridge the difference.
“We are running short of revenue. There was a slowdown in business activities because of elections but we are now catching up,” said Rotich.
Rotich also cited plans to slash funds allocated to the counties and said treasury was in discussion with KRA on how to catch up on the deficit by tightening the tax net on the domestic and customs revenue.
Currently some of the documents that Kenyas pay for include; Driving licence, birth certificates, passports and certificates of good conduct.