Kenya: Radical proposals in Huduma Namba identification system

Published: 22/Dec/2021
Source: People Daily (Nairobi)

Jeremiah Kiplang’at

The national elections agency will be forced to use the Huduma Namba identification system as the source of the main voter register if a proposed bill is passed into law.

Kenyans will also not be allowed to access government services and social protection funds unless they have the Huduma Namba card, the new bill proposes.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is already compiling the voter register for next year’s General Election and plans to roll out the final mass registration next month.

However, the agency might be forced to go back to the drawing board if the bill, to be introduced for First Reading at the National Assembly today becomes law.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Voter Registration
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2021