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Biometric exercise in Kilifi County progressing well, Commissioner says

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By Philip Mwakio | April 15th 2019

The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) dubbed Huduma Namba mass registration exercise is progressing well in Kilifi County.

Kilifi County Commissioner (CC) Magu Mutindika visited various registration centres in Chonyi and Kaloleni sub counties.

The government official said that they hope to register 1.4 million residents in the county.

Mr. Mutindika said in Mariakani township along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway said things the exercise was progressing on well so far in the entire county.

''This new programme will help Kenyans to access government services more easily,'' he said.

He said that information his office has received from the sub counties are encouraging two weeks since the digital exercise began.

The Interior Ministry is conducting the nationwide mass biometric registration drive that began on April 2 and is scheduled to run for 45 days.

Mutindika said Huduma Namba will be useful tool for the government to use in national planning, social services, project resource allocations and project infrastructure.

He urged locals to ensure they register so as to help the government in social-economic planning.

Mr Albert Mzungu, senior assistant chief of Marere sub location in Chonyi sub county said they are happy with the progress pf work so far and called on residents to register in large numbers.

And Mr Tsuma Mwaunga a youth leader at Mwembe Swere location said the youth are embracing the programme which he said will benefit young people a lot.

Mariakani senior chief Ms Joyce Kombe said residents were slowly embracing the registration scheme and that all the activities were going on without hitches.  

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