Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
Speaking in Kiambu, CS Matiangi noted that the realization of the Huduma Card is the strongest testament on government’s commitment to enhance service delivery/Interior Ministry

County News

Govt rolls out issuance of Huduma cards in Machakos and Kiambu

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 18 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru Wednesday led the roll out of the issuance of Huduma cards in Kiambu and Machakos counties respectively ahead a nationwide exercise set to commence on December 1.

Speaking in Kiambu, CS Matiangi noted that the realization of the Huduma Card is the strongest testament on government’s commitment to enhance service delivery.

He said the card will eliminate the challenges of lost files, long queues, and wastage of time by ensuring provision of efficient services to citizens.

“There is an enemy called the file which we are trying to get rid of in public service. The days of lost files, long queues and wastage of time instead of providing efficient service to citizens will be a thing of the past,” Matiangi said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  Matiangi noted that citizens will be notified via SMS on when and where to pick their cards and they will be given a month from the date of notification to collect their cards.

“Kenyans will be glad to note that the process of distribution of the cards will continue over the duration of a year in line with the period provided for in the law,” he added.

Matiangi further reassured Kenyans that data in the Huduma Card will be confidential and that government has taken all the necessary technical and legislative measures to make it secure.

“The Huduma Namba, a fully Kenyan-funded and developed solution, will operate as the primary source of data on every citizen and foreigner. This integrated database will enable the use of biometric data to identify people and assist them in accessing Government service,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Moscow, Russian Federation, Jan 27 – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged better ties between Moscow and the European Union, declaring the Kremlin...

Headlines

Charles Oluenyi was cornered at a house in a six-storey flat where he had been hiding since Friday when he allegedly killed his former...

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 27 – Contractors owed money by the Nairobi County government worth Sh1.3 billion accrued during the 2018/2019 financial year are set...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- Kenya has welcomed a report by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), that concludes that Mogadishu did not have justifiable...

US Elections (2020)

San Francisco, United States, Jan 27 – YouTube has suspended Donald Trump indefinitely from the platform and said it will also prevent the former...

Capital Health

Washington, United States, Jan 27 – More than 100 million Covid-19 cases have now been recorded worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday,...

Capital Health

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- The country’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 100, 323 on Wednesday, after 130 more people turned positive. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- Limuru Senior Principal Magistrate Everlyn Olwande has officially become a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) after taking oath...