LSK: ‘No one should be denied government services for failing to register Huduma Namba’


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LSK president Allen Gichuhi

While hoards of citizens make rush attempts to beat the Saturday deadline to register for the Huduma Namba, the Law Society of Kenya has introduced yet a contradicting aspect to what Interior CS Fred Matiang’i earlier told Kenyans.

LSK  has criticised the national government for setting a deadline for Huduma Namba registration.

In a statement on Friday, LSK president Allen Gichuhi said according to court orders, registration is not mandatory.

“The government should not force anyone to acquire the number. No one should be denied any government services for failing to register,” he said.

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Nairobi residents queue to register for Huduma Numba at the GPO Huduma Centre in the city centre on May 17, 2019.

But Gichuhi said the deadline is misleading. He said the CS ignored the court’s order on ultimatums regarding Huduma Namba registration. LSK was enjoined in a case filed by the Kenya National Human Rights Commission and two others challenging the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2018 which introduced Huduma Namba.

Judges Mumbi Ngugi, Pauline Nyamweya and Weldon Korir said registration is voluntary.

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