List of services you will miss out for not having Huduma Namba

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Jul 18th 2019 at 12:13
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A proposed bill by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i regarding Huduma Namba is already eliciting mixed reactions after it emerged that there might be dire consequences for those who failed to register.

If enacted, The Huduma Bill, 2019, might see those without the number miss out on key government services like applying for driving licenses, buying and selling land, health care and registering for marriage.

Every resident individual shall have a mandatory obligation to present the Huduma Namba in order to: be issued with a passportapply for a driving licenceregister a mobile phone numberregister as a voterpay taxestransact in the financial marketsopen a bank accountregister a company or a public benefit organisationtransfer or make any dealings in land register for electricity connection access universal health care services benefit from the government housing schemeregister a marriageenrol into a public educational facility access social protection services register or transfer a motor vehicle or any other specified public service

According to a document seen by Ureport, the bill is aimed at establishing a digital national population database to be a single source of foundational and functional data for all resident individuals.

It also seeks to facilitate transparent and efficient delivery of public services by providing access and use of information contained under the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS).

The public has 14 days from Thursday next week to have their input in the Huduma Namba Bill. From there it will move to the National Assembly and, if approved to the President for assent, the Huduma Namba will become mandatory for all Kenyans.

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