Important services you will not access if you haven't registered for NIIMS

Consequences of failure to register for Huduma Namba

Government plans to register Kenyan citizens and foreigners for the NIIMS system

Citizens and foreigners who will not be registered at the new National Integrated Identity Management Systems (NIIMS) will have a difficult time accessing certain important services.

The Government plans to register citizens and foreigners on the new platform that will ensure centralised management of information.

NIIMS will have data for persons from the age of six and will create and manage a central master population register.


Each NIIMS registration will generate a unique number to be known as a Huduma Namba, which will serve to assign a personal unique identification to facilitate Government services for all citizens and foreigners.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho stated that any person without the Huduma Namba will not access Government services such as registration, renewal or replacement of an ID card.

A person will also not be able to apply for a passport or even make an application or renewal for a driving license and birth certificate.

Additionally, one will also be barred from cash transfer service for the elderly and they will also not have access to subsidised farm inputs.


Without the NIIMS registration you will not have access to registration of services like affordable housing under the Big Four agenda.

To register, one will require their identification documents and physical presence.

PS Kibicho also dismissed reports that people would need to present their DNA samples in the registration.

The government plans to begin the pilot registration on February 15 which will be spearheaded by county commissioners.


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