Governing ID: Kenya’s Huduma Namba Programme

Published: 27/Fév/2020
Source: Centre for Internet and Society, India

This is the fourth in a series of case studies, using our evaluation framework for the governance of digital identity systems. These case studies, which analyse identity programmes and their uses, illustrate how our evaluation framework may be adapted to study instances of digital identity across different regions and contexts. This case study looks at the Huduma Namba scheme in Kenya.

The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) is intended as a foundational identity system to set up and manage a national population register as a single source of information about all citizens and residents in Kenya. The NIIMS is intended to work with the Integrated Population Registration System, to enable the linking of the central database with other functional identity systems within Kenya. In February 2020, the High Court of Kenya delivered a judgment (“Huduma Judgment ”) on the constitutional validity of the NIIMS.


Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2020