Huduma Namba is a ‘scam’, KOT cries foul after pilot launch

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A section of Kenyans have expressed concern of the viability of the Huduma Namba’s National Integrated Identity Management Systems pilot programme.

The programme which was launched by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho is meant to make it easy for Kenyans to access government services with one card.


If a person is not registered in the system, once it becomes operational, he or she will get government services, an ID, passport, driving licence or a birth certificate.

NIIMS, which will capture data for persons from the age of six, will create and manage a central master population register.

Each NIIMS registration will generate a unique number to be known as a Huduma Namba whose purpose will be to assign a personal unique identification to facilitate government services after capturing biometric data of all citizens and foreigners.

It is a mandatory national programme for registration of all Kenyan citizens and foreign nationals in the country.

However people expressed discomfort saying the launch was too soon as there has not been enough engagement with Kenyans and other stakeholders.

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