Kenya implements biometric registration for all citizens

Published: 4/Fév/2015
Source: Biometricupdate.com

The Kenyan government has implemented biometric registration for all citizens aged 12 and older, which should help prevent the duplication and mismanagement of funds for social services, according to a report by Capital FM.

Previously reported, the Kenyan government announced in November it would be issuing citizens biometric identification cards connected to a national database to prevent the widespread use of bogus identification documents which has contributed to crimes such as human trafficking.

The move to reduce the duplication and mismanagement of funds is part of Kenya’s first Social Protection Week, which is designed to create a stronger infrastructure connecting all of the country’s government agencies that provide social assistance and security.

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Themes: Enregistrement des naissances, Pièces d'identité
Regions: Kenya, Afrique de l'Est
Year: 2015