All Kenyans will be registered afresh digitally and be given unique identification numbers, President Kenyatta has said.
Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with police commanders, regional coordinators and county commissioners at State House, Mombasa, Kenyatta says the unique identification number, referred to as Huduma Number, will be used by Kenyans to access to crucial government services.
President Uhuru says the new registration will enable the government to create a central database known as the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIMS), which will contain information of all Kenyan citizens as well as foreigners living in the country.
“For each registration, the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIMS) will generate a unique identification number which will be known as the Huduma number,” says President Kenyatta.
Kenyatta says the registration exercise will be supervised by county commissioners and will help create an authentic “single source of truth” on personal identity in Kenya.
“To enhance the progress made by the Integrated Population Registration System, my administration will complete a central master population database which will be the authentic ‘single source of truth” on personal identity in Kenya,” he adds.