Kenya’s Digital Id


Kenya’s Digital Id

Kenyan President Ruto is of the view that “It is not the work of government to issue IDs; it is the work of government to identify Kenyans.” Cabinet Secretary announced digital identity for digital government services and evasion of using the name “Huduma Namba.”

Outlets are referring to a Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) as a digital identity and alternative to Huduma Namba, although a UPI is generally a function of an overall ID.

President Ruto confirmed the recent target of 5,000 government services to be made available on line. The latest tally of 300 services already digitally available has doubled to 600 recently. Further he has instructed the relevant departments that by the end of this year, Kenyans must be able to identify themselves digitally.


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