Kenyans should start registering for the National Integrated Identity Management System (Niims) — dubbed Huduma Namba after President Uhuru Kenyatta officially launched the rollout of the in Masii town, Machakos County.
The exercise which will have Kenyans data captured in biometric kits will begin on Tuesday and run for the next 45 days.
When going to register for the Huduma Namba one will be required to carry an identification document that can either be a birth certificate, ID card, driving license or the Kenya Revenue Authority PIN for you to be registered.
Details in Hudama Namba
You will also need a digital picture.
One's details which include names, gender, date of birth, age, citizenship, information about parents or guardians, place of birth, phone number, email address, physical and permanent residence and marital status will be captured in the Niims kit.
President Kenyatta stated that the Huduma Namba will help Kenyans reduce the burden of carrying an ID card, KRA Pin, Driving license, passport, NHIF and NSSF cards and other documents.
The mass registration will be free and Kenyans aged six years and above have been asked to register.
On Monday a three-judge bench of the High Court has however warned against compelling Kenyans to be registered to get the new number.
The judges also cautioned the government against taking DNA samples from anyone during the registration.
The petitioners, wanted the courts to suspend the exercise argue that the condition restricting access to government services without a Huduma Namba is a violation of fundamental rights protected under the bill of rights.