Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho on Wednesday,September 16 said that the mass production of the third generation Huduma Namba cards will begin before the end of the year.
A second mass registration for those who did not previously register will however precede the production of the cards, the PS told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.
Kibicho was speaking to the National Assembly Committee Delegated Legislation Committee on the status of the program, said that the set up of the production centre is 90 per cent complete.
Together with my @MoICTKenya colleague @jeroch1, we engaged members of the Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation during a pre-publication scrutiny of two draft regulations that will pave the way for the operationalization of NIIMS & issuance of @hudumanambake. pic.twitter.com/gZzc3NqGPQ
— Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibicho (@Karanjakibicho) September 16, 2020
“After we have done preliminary printing, we have been directed to conduct the second mass registration. After that people will have to be walking to Registrar of Persons’ office in future,” he said
He said the e-card will have all the data merged and installed in an electronic chip hence Kenyans may no longer need to use documents such Identity Cards, NHIF and NSSF cards.
“Of all adults who took part in the initial mass registration, all the data has been merged and cleaned up, we have created a data centre which is complete and ready,” he said.