Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Thursday, announced that he will shift his focus to good conduct certificate services after initiating reforms at Nyayo House geared at clearing the passport backlog that has attracted criticism from Kenyans across the country.
Speaking at Nyayo House after an impromptu visit, the CS acknowledged that Kenyans have been experiencing a number of challenges in accessing the service overseen by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The CS stated that following numerous complaints from Kenyans, he was adamant on ensuring Kenyans receive their certificates without any incidences of graft.
Kindiki divulged that he was already in talks with DCI Director Mohamed Amin regarding the matter.
"We have started the DCI to ensure that the system is brought back to order," he stated.
The CS emphasised that the reforms at Nyayo House will go on until the menace at the immigration department is stamped out.
He further revealed that more officials would be apprehended in the coming days, in connection with the rot at Nyayo House, as they ensure that the passport backlog is not witnessed again.
Kindiki intimated that four officials who were apprehended last week would know their fate in the coming days after a review by various agencies.
"The DCI and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) are the ones handling that matter. Maybe the DPP will give you an update on the progress of the four. We want to ensure that they are held accountable so that other people can know that it is not business as usual."
"Even those who were engaged in previous crimes will reined on. We expected to also go after some people but the investigations are still ongoing. This is not a witch hunt," he stated.
In the Nyayo House reforms, Kindiki banned loitering at Nyayo House citing that unscrupulous officials had been taking advantage of the long queues to swindle Kenyans.
"He also announced that priority would be given to Kenyans seeking medical care abroad, students and job seekers," he stated.