President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to start registering for the National Integrated Identity Management System (Niims).
In his speech on Tuesday during the Huduma Namba registration in Mwala, Machakos county, Uhuru said the government intends to use the Huduma Namba in planning for its service delivery process.
In an interview with KTN News Big Story, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of Kenya, Karanja Kibicho, said that among the documents that will be used for registration includes birth certificate, driving licence, ID and even passport.
Those with NHIF, NSSF and KRA cards will also have the information included in the same Huduma Namba.
According to the PS, children aged above six years will be suitable for biometric registration owing to the fact that they are old enough to begin their school life.
Karanja said these documents will be consolidated to generate a specific Huduma Namba that will be used as a single source of truth about a person.
The fact that registration is scheduled to take 45 days does not mean that after the expiry of the period no registration will be done.
The said the over 31,500 biometric kits will be left with the assistants Chiefs, who will use the kit to undertake updates of more information about, births, marriage, deaths and any other important updates about a person.
The exercise which will have Kenyans data captured in biometric kits began on Tuesday and run for the next 45 days.