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Government assures on the safety of NIIMS data

The  government has assured citizens that the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) commonly known  as Huduma Namba data is safe and undergoing cleaning, before being released to the general public.

The  Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang  who was responding to questions from the press in his office Tuesday, asked residents to be patient and allow the government to ample time clean the data before making it public.

He assured the public that necessary security measures had been put in place by the government to ensure protection of private information of individuals.

Last  April, the government carried out Huduma Namba registration exercise with the aim of coming up with single data for Kenyans.

The aim was to put together all registration agencies in the country, including civil registration, registration of births and deaths and passports office.

“NIIMS is going to act as a source of truth and as a firsthand reference of all other documents,” he said.

The digital data captured during the Huduma Namba included finger prints and facial features.

The move is also aimed at improving government services and security.

By  Pauline  Ikanda

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