Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, has revoked the gazette notice that proposed increases in charges, fees, and levies for services offered by the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services.
In a statement issued on Tuesday , November 14 Kindiki instructed the State Department for Immigration to carry out public participation on or before December 10, 2023.
“The State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services has been directed to conduct and complete public participation as soon as possible, but in any case, not later than December 10, 2023,” He emphasized.
The CS clarified that the proposed adjustments in charges, fees, and levies are driven by the imperative for Kenya to attain self-sufficiency in financing the National Budget.
The strategic move seeks to liberate the country from unsustainable debt, safeguarding sovereignty, and preserving the well-being of future generations.
In the notice Kindiki released updated proposals for charges, fees, and levies for the same services, slated to take effect from January 1, 2024.
Kenyans seeking to acquire a new ID will now have to pay Sh300 and not Sh1000 that had earlier been gazeeted by the State.
He acknowledged that these revised proposals have been fine-tuned to incorporate feedback from the public, which was garnered after the initial publication of the rescinded Gazette Notices.
In the new proposal, Kenyans will replace their lost IDs at a cost of Sh1,000 and not Sh2,000 indicated in the revoked Gazette Notice.
This development follows the High Court’s intervention, putting a halt to the implementation of the now-revoked Gazette Notice.