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The Kenya High Commission, London had in a notice on its website informed the Kenyan Diaspora in the United Kingdom that the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) also known as ‘Huduma Namba’ registration for the diaspora commenced on the 6th May 2019.
The Mass registration exercise is expected to run for 45 days (6th May 2019 to 19th June 2019).
Huduma Namba initiative is anchored on Executive Order No.1of 2018 and Sec.9A of the Registration of Persons Act, 2018.
The programme is envisioned to develop a National Integrated Biometric Population Database of information on persons’ Identify for all Kenya Citizens and Foreign Nationals residing in Kenya.
The system is also aimed at assigning a Unique Personal Identification Number that will be critical in enhancing Government planning and efficient service delivery.
The registration exercise is therefore ongoing at the High Commission, located at 45 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AS from 0900 hours to 1700 hours Daily including weekends and public holidays.