Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, has appointed five members of a pilot implementation committee to oversee the implementation of the National Addressing System (N.A.S). The notification was published in the Gazette on May 31, 2021. Major John Njoroge will lead a committee that includes Jane Muga, Nyambura Kariuki, Martin Ngesa, and Winnie Mangeli. Joint secretaries Victor Nzomo and Elly Logova have been appointed. The committee's goal is to oversee the implementation of a system that will offer a framework for the naming and numbering of streets, as well as the numbering of properties such as buildings and parcels of land to enable identification and the location of a parcel or habitation on the ground.
The committee's tenure is planned to be three months, during which time it is scheduled to give three monthly reports to the CS. The new method is supposed to help internet companies by making it easier to identify each property in Kenya, allowing items to be delivered to the door. The system also attempts to help the general public and organizations involved in emergency management, telecommunications, postal and courier services, and other utility services with inefficient service delivery. Drivers of taxi-hailing apps may utilize the specific numbers and street names to locate passengers and transport them to their destination.
Street names and numbers cannot be repeated in various locations of Kenya under the system, which has been in the works since 2015. The Kenya Information and Communications (Numbering) Regulations 2010, which charge the Communications Authority (CA) with developing a National Communications and Addressing Plan for postal codes, communication numbers, and addresses in collaboration with global organizations that deal with numbering and addressing systems, provide support for NAS.
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