Matiang’i plan to improve ‘Huduma Namba’ registration after slow start

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday said the government will increase National Integrated Identity Management Systems (NIIMS) registration points in Kisii county.

Inspecting registration in the county, Matiang’i appealed to residents to shun propaganda and urged them to register and get their Huduma Namba to enhance government’s service delivery.

He said registration would reduce the number of documents held by individuals, adding that it will curb graft.

“ I want you to lead in registration. Do not be cheated that DNA is required during the exercise. Nobody has been asked for blood samples to be registered. Those are lies,” he said.

Nyanza Regional Commissioner James Kianda, County Commissioner Godfrey Kigochi and Governor James Ongwae accompanied Matiang’i. Kigochi said by Thursday, more than 25,000 had registered.

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NIIMS will integrate GPS monitoring for persons applying for new identification cards as they will be required to provide information about their postal address, land reference number and plot or house number.

To register, one is required to carry original copies of their identification documents such as ID, birth certificate, driving license, KRA pin and most importantly, their physical presence at the station.

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Upon registration, a number christened Huduma Namba, will be given to those registered.

The purpose of Huduma Namba will be to assign a personal unique identification to facilitate government services after capturing biometric data of all citizens and foreigners.

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