Online platform to target Kenyans in Diaspora

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Plans are underway to establish an online platform to help Kenyans in Diaspora access vital documents and government services.

Diaspora and Consular Affairs director, Mr Zachary Muburi, said the government will roll out the online platform by the end of the year.

The platform will help the citizens yonder access “things like access to passports, national IDs, KRA PIN numbers and certificates and certificates of good conduct, among other vital documents,” said Muburi.

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The platform is expected be a one-stop point for all government services, much like the Huduma Centres in Kenya, where citizens can walk in and access all government services.

The Kenya government is keen to reach its citizens abroad due to the key role they play in the economy.

According to data from the Central Bank, this year, diaspora remittances increased by 16.7 per cent to Sh10.1 billion ($116.1 million) in June, compared with Sh86.8 billion ($99.8million) in June last year.

-biztechafrica.com

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