Kenya: High Court suspends issuance of new digital IDs

Published: 5/Dec/2023
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

The High Court has suspended new digital IDs and urged the government not to register persons or issue new generation IDs.

Justice John Chigiti has issued the orders after certifying the matter as urgent.

An application filed at Milimani law court by Katiba Institute sought to restrain the government from executing or further executing the November 1, 2023 decision to roll out the Maisha Namba Cards before conducting a data protection impact assessment per section 31 of the Data Protection Act

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023