Kenya’s lower house the senate suspended National Integrated Management System(NIIMS) dubbed as Huduma namba registration until further notice. According to the legislators, senate arrived at the decision after Interior CS Fred Matiangi and his ICT counterpart Joe Muceru snubbed summons by the Standing Committee on National Security, Defense and Foreign relations on Thursday morning.
The Two Cabinet Secretaries instead sent their administrative secretaries to represent them instead, a move that angered the legislators led by their vice Chairman Johnston Sakaja. “You have 30 senators before you… and the communication was with you by February 22 to appear here. This looks like a delaying tactic,” Sakaja said.
In retaliation, the house noted that the exercise will only continue after the two CSs appear before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security, Defense and Foreign Relations on March 11, 2019. CS Matiangi and Mucheru are also expected to brief the legislators on the Huduma registration queries including the data policy.