Saturday 19 June 2021
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Uhuru in Machakos today to launch Huduma Namba

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the role out of The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) commonly known as ‘Huduma Namba’ in Machakos.

The launch comes after the High Court declined to suspend the exercise following a suit filed by three human rights organisations.

The three-judge bench however warned against compelling Kenyans to be registered to get the new identity number.

The judges also cautioned the government against taking DNA samples from those being registered.

Pending the determination of the case, the Interior Ministry was also barred from sharing information collected during the exercise with any organisation for any reasons.

The petitioners, who had wanted the courts to suspend the exercise argued that the condition restricting access to government services without a Huduma Namba is a violation of fundamental rights protected under the bill of rights. 

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