It is not clear whether the Huduma cards will replace the current Identity Cards numbers or will be used simultaneously.
The Huduma number registration exercise which started two years ago was to consolidate KRA pin, Driving Licenses ,Identity card Number, passport, NSSF and NHIF in a centralized database had the support of a majority of political leaders including the former prime minister Raila Odinga and president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The deputy president William Ruto was initially against Huduma number but eventually registered. It is not clear whether he still supports the rollout of huduma number across the county
Even though Huduma number has been a government initiative , critics said that there is a possibility that data mining might take place because the sovereignty of a nation is on a private company owing to our poor Data Protection Act.
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