ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, on Wednesday, November 18, announced that the current card used as a National Identification Document would cease operating next year.
While leading the commencement of issuance and distribution of Huduma Namba cards in Machakos County, the CS noted that National IDs would be replaced by Huduma Namba Cards.
Mucheru specifically revealed that the current ID card would become obsolete on December 12, 2021 after the nationwide rollout of the Huduma Namba.
During the launch of the first set of Huduma Nambas during 11th Mashujaa Day in Kisii, President Uhuru Kenyatta had revealed that the cards would be issued by December 1, 2020.
The Huduma Namba is expected to aggregate the numerous information sets that are needed to get various government sets ranging from NHIF, NSSF, birth details, driving license, KRA information, among others.