NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – Kenyans living in the Diaspora will from May 6 be able to register for the National Integrated Identity Management System also known as Huduma Namba.
President Uhuru Kenyatta informed Kenyans abroad that the exercise will run for 45 days at embassies and consulates.
“The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) guards the integrity of our data much better than the manual system we are moving away from…It moves the country from a manual, scattered and cumbersome data management regime to an organised digital service delivery platform,” the Head of State explained.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates the number of Kenyans abroad to be about three million and is continuously on the rise.
In his Easter message to Kenyans, President Kenyatta lauded the progress of registration recorded in the country, saying that centres have so far posted remarkable result over the past 16 days.
While urging Kenyans to stop worrying about the safety of their data, the Head of state announced that 11 million people have so far acquired the number.
“I assure Kenyans and all people residing in our beautiful country that we are taking additional measures to ensure the information they give is safe. Yesterday, the Cabinet approved a progressive draft Data Protection Policy and Bill,” he said.
President Kenyatta directed Huduma Namba registration centres remain open during the Easter period in order to give those who may have been too held up a chance register.