First lady Margaret Kenyatta on Monday led her family and State House Staff to register on National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) dubbed Huduma Namba.
The exercise was conducted at State House, Nairobi, by a team of registration clerks from the Ministry of Interior an Coordination of National Government.
Among those who joined the First Lady to obtain Huduma Namba were State House Comptroller Kinuthia Mbugua, the Chief of Staff in the First Lady’s Office Constance Gakonyo and Deputy Comptroller George Kariuki.
Others included President Kenyatta’s Private Secretary Jomo Gecaga and Aide-De-Camp Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Stelu Lekolol.
The First Lady urged Kenyans to turn up in large number for the national exercise.
The Huduma Namba mass registration exercise was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta last week on Tuesday at Masii Public Grounds in Machakos County after the high court gave it a clean bill of health.
In the spirit of rooting for the exercise that has been overly described as crucial, opposition leader Raila Odinga launched the registration in Likoni Mombasa, while Musalia Mudavadi was in Kakamega. Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka was in Murang’a, accompanied by Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.
During the launch, President Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Interior and Coordination to ensure every born or living Kenyan is registered in the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) within the next 45 days.
He said the exercise is vital as it will help integrate crucial government data in one database.
Documents required during the registration include a valid Kenyan Identity card, passport, alien card or a birth certificate.
On data privacy, the president said the government is in the process of drafting a bill, which if approved by the National Assembly will regulate access to personal information.
“We are in a process of drafting a bill which shall restrict data sharing, and ensure the data is protected from unauthorized access,” President Kenyatta said.
He said those opposed to the exercise have ill-intentions.