After the High Court gave the government green light to roll out the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), also known as Huduma Namba as had been earlier planned.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga has hit out at those opposing the Huduma number, saying Kenya has gone digital.
“Kwa wale wanapinga, mimi nauliza wanapinga nini? Huduma Namba imeletwa kutusaidia ndio maana mimi mwenyewe nimejitokeza,” Raila said.
This loosely translates to, “To those who are opposing the drive, I’d like to know what they are opposed to. Huduma Namba was brought to held us and that’s why I will sign up for it.”
Speaking in Likoni on Tuesday, Raila said the National Integrated Identification Management System (NIIMS) should be a system that makes work easier.
“Kenya we are digital, mambo ya PO Box ilikwisha, wengine wanakimbia mahakamani, unapinga nini? Hata mahakama yetu is not digital,” Raila said.
The High Court allowed the government to proceed with NIIMS which President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to officially launch in Machakos county today.
However, the court has put strict conditions for the government to adhere to.
The state is prohibited from including DNA in the biometrics.