Kenya has announced an ambitious mass distribution of Huduma Namba cards.
The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in the Office of the President on Thursday said he distribution has begun in Nairobi.
“The first batch has been dispatched to Huduma Kenya Centres across the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and its 17 sub-county offices, and you can conveniently collect yours if you receive an SMS notification on the same,” the Ministry said.
Last month, the ministry said mass printing of the cards was ongoing.
Kenya’s National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly known as Huduma Namba, is expected to be the ‘single source of truth’ on a person’s identity.
The database will contain information of all Kenyan citizens and foreign nationals residing in Kenya and will serve as a reference point for ease of service delivery to the people of Kenya and the people in Kenya.
National IDs will cease being in operation by December 12, 2021, and will be replaced by Huduma Namba cards.