PS Karanja Kibicho: Huduma Number wasn’t mandatory but voluntary

In Summary
  • PS Karanja Kibicho said the Huduma Number was voluntary
  • Kibicho says the data collected by the government is currently sitting idle because of a High Court order
  • The Huduma Number collected by the government is yet to be processed
  • Kibicho said the process is going to cost Kenyans KSh. 9.6 billion with KSh. 7 billion of the budget already been spent

Principal Secretary, State Department Of Interior Karanja Kibicho yesterday said registration for Huduma Namba was voluntary.

Kibicho has refuted claims that the registration exercise was mandatory.

Kibicho said the government had only stressed the importance of the registration to the general public.

“We were telling them the benefits but it was not mandatory. At no one instance have I claimed it was mandatory,” he said.

Kibicho disclosed that the government is yet to process the data captured in the Huduma Namba registration.

The PS told the court the data “is sitting idle” because of a High Court order.

“We had put everything in place but the court stopped its processing,” he said.

The case was filed by Kenya Human Rights Commission and the Nubian Rights Forum.

Kibicho said the registration will cost Kenyans Sh9.6 billion, Sh7 billion of which has already been spent.

Late last year, a Senate Committee chaired Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji had summoned the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Prince Secretary Karanja Kibicho over the delayed payment to officers who carried out Huduma Namba registration.

“In fact, the question should be after Sh7 billion and the urgency of the Huduma Namba registration, what exactly is the position of the numbers we were supposed to be given and why have the numbers not been given?” asked Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.

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“There is anxiety among Kenyans. We know that in a civilized society, the value for money is very important. We have spent a lot of money.

There is no value for the last six months. It is in order that we get value for our money,” Migori Senator Ochillo Ayacko said during a heated debate on the floor of the House on Thursday.

 

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