The government will be rolling out the second phase of Huduma Number in April, 2021.The card was launched today by Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i and his ICT counterpart Joe Mucheru in Kiambu and Machakos Counties, respectively.
Speaking during the launch of distribution of Huduma Number in Kiambu County, Matiang’i said the government is planning to phase out current National IDs by December 12 2021. He said the card is the true liberation in terms of giving services to the people.
CS Matiang’i elaborated the President’s vision in establishing the Huduma Namba.
“It has been a long journey. The realization of the Huduma Card is the strongest testament about the leadership of our President and his commitment to liberate this country from the slavery of poor
service. This service is revolutionary that is why it is called a Huduma Card”, he said.
This follows the fulfillment of the requisite requirements, including the recent appointment and swearing-in of the Data Commissioner, Immaculate Kassait.
Todays’ milestone marks the beginning of a phased, nationwide roll-out starting the 1st of December, 2020.
In a statement, the Interior CS said in view of the COVID-19 prevention and control protocols, citizens will be notified via SMS on when and where to pick their cards. Individuals will have a month from the
date of notification to collect their cards.
The process of distribution of the cards will continue over the duration of a year in line with the period provided for in the law.
“The days of lost files, long queues and wastage of time instead of providing efficient service to citizens will be a thing of the past” said Dr. Matiang’i while explaining some of the Huduma Namba benefits.