Matiang'i defies Senate, says Huduma registration to go on

Everything is in place for the process

Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang'i

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Thursday indicated that the Huduma Namba registration process will continue as planned despite the suspension of the exercise by the Senate.

Matiang’i stated that the government was ready to roll out the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) project as per the schedule that had been given.

“We have completed the pilot phase. We will roll out the NIIMS project on schedule and as planned,” remarked the Interior CS.

The CS noted that assistant chiefs and those trained to lead the exercise were ready and the government had already bought the kitty to be used during the process.

The tough talking Matiang’i further explained that all matters arising due to the collection of data of the citizens would be addressed.

 “I know there are issues that have been raised in court and we will go there and explain ourselves and I am confident that we will be fine,” stated Matiang’i.

Senate suspends Huduma Namba over Matiang'i and Mucheru summons

The Senate had earlier temporarily suspended the NIIMS process until Matiang’i and ICT CS Joe Mucheru appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security, Defense and Foreign Relations.

The decision to stop the exercise had been made after the two CSs failed to appear before the council on Wednesday and instead sent their administrative secretaries.

The two leaders are set to re-appear before the committee on March 11 2019 and explain to the board why Parliament had not been notified on the commencement of the process.

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