HIGH COURT declares Huduma Namba roll out illegal on grounds of being in conflict with Data Protection Act. https://t.co/aIkZ1oDmgr
Huduma Namba as it sounds is a government number service to Kenyans. The service of giving each person a special figures of numbers commenced on May to June 2019.
Many people were urged to take the Huduma Namba as it was said that by December 2021, everyone would be using it instead of an Identification Card (ID).
I know you might be asking yourself the purpose of the card. It was a card that could fix all your data details to one card. For example, the NHIF, ID, Driving license, Bank Account cards among others were going to be stored under one card of Huduma Card.
The exercise of registering people was challenged by some Kenyans who went to the High Court to stop it.
By February 2020, the court seemed to be giving it a slight tick of moving but it came to be strongly opposed for the second time.
Today the High Court have declared it to be illegal and everyone should forget about it.
Do you think the ruling of High Court deserves some high marks?
How could you feel loaded by many cards in your pocket or handbag heading for a government service.
Let me have your thoughts.