Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities

Published: 28/Jan/2020
Source: The New York Times

Born in the capital, Nairobi, Mr. Kafe worked as a police officer and even served with the presidential guard, court documents show. But last April, when he tried to register for a national ID in the giant biometric database that President Uhuru Kenyatta has said will be the “single source of truth” on Kenya’s population, he was turned away.

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Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2020