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Senate suspends NIIMS registration

The senate has on Thursday suspended the National Integrated Identity Management System registration until further notice.

The legislators were angered when the former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’I and his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru sent their administrative secretaries to represent them during the Thursday summons.

The two CSS were supposed to appear before the senate Standing Committee Standing for National Security, Defense and Foreign Relations come March 11th 2019.

Dr. Fred Matiang’I and Mucheru were to appear before the senate to answer as to why the parliament was not involved in the NIIMS registration before it was rolled out.

The concerns which were raised by Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot seeking justification as what they itend to do with the personal information collected from citizens.

Also to appear before the senate is the Attorney General Paul Kihara who will answer on the Huduma numbers.

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The NIIMS exercise seeks to collect a person’s data on age, gender, level of education, marital status, and place of residence among others.

Once registered, one will be issued with a unique Huduma number the same scenario applicable to foreigners too.

Currenty the registration exercise has been rolled in several counties including Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, Kisii, Kajiado, Baringo, Marsabit, Wajir, Tana River, Busia, Nyandarua and Kiambu.

Slavian Mwangecho
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