The government on Monday started testing the Sh6 billion plan to register 50 million Kenyans for a digital database. The pilot project is being conducted in 15 counties. They are Nairobi, Makueni, Uasin Gishu, Embu, Busia, Kajiado, Baringo, Marsabit, Kilifi, Kisii, Tana River, Embu, Kisumu, and Wajir.
The National Management System (NIIMS) is a National programme for
“NIIMS was sneaked in through Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018 that made a major amendment to the Registration of Person Act, inserting a statement that provides the legal basis for the project,” the statement reads in part.
“Miscellaneous Amendments do not give room for facilitating public involvement. NIIMS will have a substantial effect on individuals once implemented, hence ought to have been subjected to public participation.”
The rights group has also sued National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Attorney General Kariuki Kihara, Cabinet secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Joe Mucheru (ICT) and the Kenya Law Reform.KHRC said the Huduma Namba functions the same way like the Integrated Population Registration System which is already working. The case will be heard on February 21.