- Issuing a stern warning to the national government administrative officers who will participate in the process, the PS told them to act diligently and avoid misusing the information
The planned nationwide farmers' registration exercise will be free and voluntary with collected data being well secured, Interior PS Raymond Omollo has said.
Omollo said no one will be coerced into giving their personal details when the process begins.
Issuing a stern warning to the national government administrative officers who will participate in the process, the PS told them to act diligently and avoid misusing the information for other purposes or gains.
"Registration is free and we shall be decisive on dereliction of duty by any of our officers," he said.
"We expect you to uphold and demonstrate a high level of inclusivity, integrity and fairness throughout the process."
He made the remarks during the launch of the Training of Trainers (ToTs) training at the Kenya School of Government.
The main aim of the process is to establish a national database of all farmers which includes identity, profile, location, crop acreage and fertiliser requirements among others.
Data commissioner Immaculate Kassait who was present told the administrators to strictly adhere to the provisions of the law when conducting the processes.
She said this should be done in a voluntary manner such that those collecting the data must explain to the farmers why the information is required and for what purpose.