here in Garissa starting July 1, 2023,” he said.
Six months later, the offices have remained closed with no signs of reopening any time soon.
“I don’t trust this government any more given its empty promises every day,” Hussein Olow, a resident said.
Mr Olow said the closure forced residents to travel to Nairobi to get travel documentation.
“It is expensive to travel to Nairobi to get travel documents because you must budget more on accommodation in the city,” he said.
Halima Osman, wondered why the government was so prompt reopening immigration offices in Embu, Nakuru and Kisumu despite the fact that they were closed at the same time as Garissa.
When reached for comment, North Eastern Regional Coordinator John Otieno said renovations were underway ahead of the offices re-opening.
One resident, Ali Koro said a relative of his who is due to travel to India for treatment is still in Nairobi awaiting to get a passport.
“We want these offices to reopen so that our students and those seeking medication outside the country can do it with a lot of ease,” Mr Koro said.