Huduma number has been trending on social media after the government came up with a compulsory rule that every Kenyan must acquire the number ASAP.
According to Uhuru Kenyatta, it is a number that will help keep a record of how many we are which will then enable them to effectively provide services as per the number of people per county.
Speaking in Machakos today, he was saddened by the fact that there are a few people, some religious elders to be specific, who are insisting Kenyans against it.
do not allow to be led astray by others. I was shocked the other day by religious leaders saying that this number is demonic. surely. the devil and identification how are they linked? my God! please let us not use the privileged positions we have been and the respect our people give us to dispel lies. the number is to make it easier to give Kenyans the services they need
National Integrated Identity Management System (Niims) — dubbed Huduma Namba. Kenyans will have their data captured in biometric kits. It is a free government service and is expected to cost between Sh5 billion and Sh6 billion.