Huduma Namba roll out has been clouded with a number of speculations that have instilled fear to many Kenyans forcing them to bow to it.
The Communications Authority Director General Francis Wangusi put Kenyans on notice over the importance of the National Integrated Management Systems (NIIMS), saying there will be dire consequences if they don’t register.
Among the punitive measures, he said will be the inability to use one’s mobile phones, access to MPesa Service, Airtel Money, and ATM withdrawals.
The state house and ICT Ministry came out to rubbish the claims of blocking sim cards terming the exercise as pure voluntary.
For the avoidance of doubt Huduma Number Registration is a voluntary excercise in compliance with the ruling of the Courts.There is no directive from the Government to institute any punitive measures against those who don’t register.More emphasis will be laid on civic education!
— Nzioka Waita (@NziokaWaita) April 18, 2019
A post published on Facebook and shared over 190 times claiming that President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned that those who will not have acquired the Huduma Namba after the Sunday May 18 deadline will be deported was termed as a HOAX.
In March 2019, State House announced the temporary suspension all of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s social media accounts after unauthorized individuals gained access to them.
On account of unauthorized access to the official social media handles of H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta .All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) March 22, 2019
A University of Nairobi IT student, Enock Ovitah alias Jakuo was allegedly arrested with a felony count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a law that prevents and prosecutes malicious hacking.
Enock Ovitah was accused of committing the usual crime of hackers who break into computer systems and routinely deleted files of the ongoing Huduma Namba exercise.
Kindly treat fake news circulating claiming #HudumaNamba has been hacked with the contempt they deserve.
The exercise is ongoing with 23.5 million people already registered.
Report any misleading information you spot. pic.twitter.com/uB0vRjrrzW
— Ministry of Interior (@InteriorKE) May 4, 2019
The information was rubbished by the government claiming all the Huduma Files are intact.
At some point the parents were accused of being agents of the government as most children claimed to have been lured into Huduma Namba registration by their parents.
— Chris 🇮🇱 Topher 🇰🇪 (@C_K_Lomaria) May 17, 2019
The whole process has been clouded by rumors that have forced many Kenyans to register blindly.
Due to public demand the President extended the registration exercise but the turn out registered being low.
In a new twist, The Government announced that some people will be required to do fresh registration of Huduma Namba.
The Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna stated that those who gave information that is not true will be called and required to be registered a fresh.
The mass registration ends today with the government expected to give the final figure. 36 million had already registered for Huduma Namba as by the start of the week.
— Ministry of Interior (@InteriorKE) May 25, 2019
The process is expected to continue with Kenyans who have registered expected to visit the nearest Assistant Chief to be registered.
What is the lie, fake story or threat that made you register for Huduma Namba?