Kenya to introduce digital IDs for citizens by year-end

The Kenyan government plans to roll out its digital identification system in December 2023 after the testing period, which will take the next few months. According to the president of Kenya, William Ruto, whose speech at the East Africa Device Assembly Kenya plant in Athi River was cited by local media on Oct.30:

“The digital ID, which has been a major problem to us for a very long time, is now on testing mode for the next two months. I have been assured by all the stakeholders and the ministries concerned that by December we will be able to launch digital IDs.”

Digital IDs will be introduced in the country along with Maisha Namba, a system of lifelong personal identification numbers…

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