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Tuesday December 07 2021 huduma

An officer sorts Huduma cards at the National Registration Bureau in Nyeri town on April 28, 2021. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NMG

By OTIENO PANYA
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Summary

  • According to the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), about 8.7 million Kenyans have already collected their Huduma cards and 11.3 million cards have already been printed from the 37.8 million registered Kenyans at a cost of Sh10.6 billion.

In October this year, the High Court pronounced itself on the issuance of Huduma cards and stopped its rollout due to what it termed as violation of the Data Protection Act, 2019. The court in its ruling revealed that the government had collected citizens’ personal data in contravention to the personal data protection Act.

According to the National Integrated Identity Management…

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