Biometric registration of Kenyans starts in 15 counties

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho. He announced the start of the National Integrated Identity Management System pilot project. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The government intends to end the burden citizens had to endure of carrying crucial documents such as ID, KRA pin, driving licence, among others.
  • Single identification numbers have been used in the West to help governments plan; disburse benefits such as healthcare and housing.
  • The countrywide mass registration will begin on March 15 after data from the pilot is analysed, logistics addressed and last minute teething problems ironed out.

The government this morning begins testing a Sh6 billion plan to register nearly 50 million Kenyans for a digital database.

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