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No government services to unregistered “Huduma Namba” persons.

PS Energy Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge, Treasury PS Kamau Thige and Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina register for te "Huduma Namba" at Kiganjo Corner One during the launch of the 5-day pilot programme on Monday.

You will no longer receive government services if you are not registered with the “Huduma Namba” that was rolled out yesterday across 15 counties.

This was revealed by Treasury Permanent Secretary Kamau Thige during the launch of Huduma Namba’s National Integrated Identity Management Systems (NIIMS) pilot programme at Kiganjo Estate Thika.

The PS said that the process was mandatory to all persons above 6 years of age and was part of the government’ transformation agenda since 2013.

“NIIMS registration will generate a unique number (Huduma Namba) whose purpose for personal unique identification to facilitate government services. It captures biometric data of all citizens and foreigners from the age of six, creates and manages a central master population register,” explained Thuge.

He added that government’s agenda had to be informed by an accurate data of its population for efficient service delivery, national resource management and project infrastructure.

The launch on Monday started testing the Sh6 billion plan to register 50 million Kenyans for a digital database.

The 5-days pilot project will be done in 15 counties, namely Nairobi, Kiambu, Makueni, Uasin Gishu, Embu, Busia, Kajiado, Baringo, Marsabit, Kilifi, Kisii, Tana River, Embu, Kisumu, and Wajir.

In Kiambu, it has been earmarked to take place at Kiganjo Corner One in Kamenu Ward Thika, Kamwangi in Gatundu North and Rironi in Limuru Constituency.

Mass registration of persons across the whole country has been scheduled to begin on March 18, 2019 and will take 30 days.

The number will assist the government to develop a national biometric population database of all persons in order to assign a personal unique identification that will help detect and prevent fraud, impersonation or any other crime.

The mass registration, which is set to take place will take place in homes, and special institutions like prisons, hospitals, learning institutions…

For one to be registered, they are required to be physically present and at least an identification document such as a Birth Certificate, ID Card, Driving license or a KRA pin.

While speaking at the same venue, PS Energy Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge said that the Huduma Namba simply incorporated all the government registration documents into one for easier identification.

He promised to follow up the matter of unavailability of the 10 electricity transformers that had been assigned to Thika but were yet to be delivered since last year.

He appealed to both Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and the area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina co-operate in developing the region especially in regards to taking back Thika to its heydays when it was the “Birmingham of Kenya”.

On his part, Eng. Wainaina proposed an amendment to the constitution to revert the health sector back to the national government acknowledging the fact counties were too ill equipped to handle challenges of the sector.

“Counties have been overwhelmed by matters health and it was time the sector was reverted back to the national government. One of my priorities at the moment is to push the national government to build a level 4 hospital in Kiganjo due to its high population and as part of the government BIG AGENDA. It would be very unfortunate if we get such a facility only for it to face the same fate as other health facilities across the country,” said the Thika Town MP.

He called for patience among the residents as the construction BAT-Kiganjo road was due to kick off in the next two months once the contractor was done with the Broadway-Athena Road.

He said that other roads had kicked off and in the next few months, Thika residents will start reaping the benefits of accessible roads and street lighting programmes that were ongoing.

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