Kenya: New generation IDs: State to spend Sh1bn on Maisha Cards

Published: 12/Sep/2023
Source: The Star (Nairobi)
In Summary
  • The previous administration launched the Huduma Namba digital program which was stopped by the courts over data protection concerns.
  • Kenya Kwanza administration is now rolling out similar digital IDs but with additional features.


The government will spend Sh1 billion to roll out the new third-generation IDs, which will be known as the Maisha Card.

State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services PS Julius Bitok said the new IDs will be different from the Huduma Namba.

“We have transitioned from Huduma Namba to Maisha Card. I want to point out that we will not go back to Kenyans for biometrics because we will use the existing database,” he said.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023