In Summary
  • The registration aims at addressing security issues as well as assist in national planning.
  • The database will contain biometric details of all persons, land, establishments and assets.
  • Deputy President William Ruto has said that there were gaps in the different registers currently being held by the government.
  • IEBC chairman Issack Hassan welcome d the proposed registration saying it is an important undertaking that will make the work of IEBC easier and also help to cut costs.

The Government will register all Kenyans afresh in a new national digital database.

The registration aims at addressing security issues as well as assist in national planning.

It will also assist the government in identifying persons with forged or fake identification documents.

The database will contain biometric details of all persons, land, establishments and assets.

The Ministries of Information, Communication and Technology and Interior and Coordination of National Government will spearhead the registration.

Deputy President William Ruto has said that there were gaps in the different registers currently being held by the government.

“In order to address the prevailing security challenges, we intend to consolidate all current registers of persons into a single national register with accurate and relevant information,” Mr Ruto said.

MISSING LINKS

He said there were missing links in birth registration, Personal Identification Number, Public Service Commission, National Social Security Fund and National Hospital Insurance Fund registers and voter registration, among others.

He spoke when he met commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to seek their input on how best the government could register all Kenyans.

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