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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV,2020-ICT CS Joe Mucheru says Kenya will phase out the current National ID by December 12, 2021; to be replaced by Huduma Namba cards to be issued starting December 1.
Speaking in Machakos County on Wednesday during the launch of Huduma Namba cards, the CS said that the countrywide issuance of the Huduma Cards will commence on December 1, 2020.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were handed the first two samples of Huduma Cards on October 20, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Gusii Stadium in Kisii County.
Attorney General Paul Kihara handed over the cards to the two.
While announcing the handover, Interior CS Fred Matiangi said the process of developing the cards was complete and the cards ready for issuance.
Matiangi said two years since the process began has been a tedious journey but at last, the cards had been developed.