Kenya: Court declines to stop Huduma Namba rollout but lifts compulsory caveat

Published: 2/Apr/2019
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

The High Court has cleared the biometric registration of Kenyans by the Government, but with limitations to the scope of personal details that can be accessed.

Judges barred the State from taking DNA and GPS location details from Kenyans until the case filed before them challenging the rollout of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) is determined.

A three-judge bench composed of Weldon Korir, Mumbi Ngugi and Pauline Nyamweya yesterday declined to stop the Government from digitising biodata gathered from Kenyans, but ruled that the exercise should not be mandatory.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019