, KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Jun 20 – Ten new Huduma Centres will be open to the public from July 1 this year to provide government services under one roof.
The centres will be operational in Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyeri, Nakuru, Mombasa, Embu, Kisii, Eldoret, Kajiado and Eastleigh.
Planning Principal Secretary Eng Peter Mang’iti announced that the centres will offer services that are provided by both the national government and county governments.
He was speaking in Kakamega town in the company of Governor Wycliffe Oparanya when he inspected ongoing preparations ahead of the official launch of the Huduma Centre at Kakamega Posta premises.
“The Huduma Centre is like a supermarket of government services under one roof,” said Mr Mang’iti adding that more centres will be set up in the remaining counties during the 2014/ 2015 financial year.
Oparanya thanked the government for setting up the facility in Kakamega saying it will go a long way to make services easily available to local residents.
Mang’iti later visited the upcoming Huduma Centre in Kisumu where he expressed optimism that the new facility based at the county headquarters will ease the pressure residents face when seeking government services that are scattered in various places in the lakeside city.
He was accompanied by Kisumu county deputy governor Ruth Odinga.
The Jubilee administration adopted the Huduma service concept in order to bring much sought after public services closer to the people and also to remove red tapes that characterized provision of public service.