This is based on my observation of the Mobile Birth Registration happening in Kibera. There was payment of birth certificates on the 12th and 13th of this month at Laini Saba and Kamukunji. The turn out at Laini Saba was amazing with most of the applicants turning out to pay for their birth certificates while others did not show up. We had a total of 600 birth certificates paid for. There was also a large number of applicants who came to collect their Birth certificates( mostly those of late registration who paid on the application date).
The Issue however, was with the Kamkunji site where very few applicants turned up on the first day. Forcing the Paralegals stationed there to give them a call. We had expectations that they would show up on day two, but the scenario remains the same. So my question comes up here, what if it’s no longer Ignorance? What do we do when the people develop a carefree attitude Like in the case of Kamkunji? How far as paralegals should we go in such situations?