Kenyans have raised concerns after the Immigration Department reportedly removed Category A Series (34 Pages) and B Series (50 pages) passports from the application system, forcing Kenyans to apply for Category C which is way more expensive.
When questioned, Director General Mr. Muteshi argues that the 34-page and 50-page passports have been exhausted and applicants must first deplete the remaining 66-page passports.
But here comes an interesting catch to the plot.
Despite charging Kenyans Sh7,550 for the C Series (66 pages) passport, some have complained about receiving the A Series (34 Pages) – the same one they claim to be out of stock – which goes for Sh4,550; a whooping difference of Sh3,000 which is pocketed by greedy officials.
I like the work that you do on this platform.
Kuna ukora inafanyika kule Immigration.
When you want to apply for a passport, you go to their portal where they give you only one option, of 66-page which is Sh7,550.
When you engage them, they tell you that they are out of stock of the 34-page passport, which is Sh4,550.
Sasa shida iko hapa.
Unalipa 64 pages because it is the only option kwa portal.
Time unaendea your passport, unapatiwa the 34-page passport yenye walikuwa wamesema it is out of stock.
Kindly follow up on this,” the source writes.