Kenyans are now reading malice in the intentions of the famous Huduma Namba Project. Some people have accused the government of trying to re-introduce the colonial Kipande system, which was used to tax poor Africans.
According to a new Bill sponsored by Interior CS Fred Matiangi one won’t be in a position to receive any services offered by the state without the number and all will work for the benefit of the government and not the common Mwananchi.
“Huduma Namba is going to make us the slaves of the state. For those who did history, it is similar to the colonial Kipande System where everywhere you go, you are a marked person. It is not going to benefit the common man in any way. It is meant to squeeze every penny out of us!” one Juma G. noted.
Huduma Namba is going to make us the slaves of the state. For those who did history, it is similar to the colonial Kipande System where everywhere you go, you are a marked person. It is not going to benefit the common man in any way. It is meant to squeeze every penny out of us!
— juma G. 🇰🇪 (@jumaf3) July 20, 2019
A section of Kenyans are faulting the government for trying to make the Huduma Namba a mark of one’s Citizenship while giving the PS too much power to revoke one’s registration and hence their Citizenship.
If this Bill goes through in its current form,..your very citizenship is reliant on having a Huduma Namba.
It also empowers the PS to deny or revoke your registration &..your very identity before the State.
— Mihr Thakar (@MihrThakar) July 20, 2019
See what other Kenyans are saying;
Hey @gathara no one in Kenyahas a Huduma Namba yet, so no need of it in getting E passports, the push for the law is the same as the law on KRA pins in land purchasing. It’s mandatory to have a PIN number in some Govt services no one is rediculing that?
— MAX MOH™ (@MAXMOH1) July 20, 2019
@Vincentlagat, hahaha, the government should tell us the truth behind Huduma namba.
— PETER NDUKUI CHARLES (@CharlesNdukui) July 20, 2019
This is the only seemingly progressive thing about Huduma Namba Bill 2019. However the current requirements for issuance of passports are prohibitive and retrogressive. Why would someone seeking to renew a passport be… https://t.co/42fzANkVx7
— Ephraim Njega (@EphraimNjega) July 19, 2019