COSTLY EXERCISE

State should address doubts on safety of Huduma Namba data

Personal data is vulnerable to spillage to the wrong hands

In Summary

• Government should initiate alternative personal data compilation of its citizens for easy access to basic services than engaging in unexplainable spending. 

• State should also give citizens assurance their private information will be purely used for access to basic services. 

Huduma Namba registration
CITIZEN LISTING: Huduma Namba registration
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The strong aspersions cast by a cybersecurity expert before jurists questioning the validity and safety of personal data of Kenyans taken during the Huduma Namba exercise should be taken seriously by the government.

This personal data is vulnerable to spillage to the wrong hands in the long run. This begs the question; Is the Sh6 billion spent on registration of citizens feasible to the taxpayer?

The government should initiate alternative personal data compilation of its citizens for easy access to basic services rather than engaging in unexplainable spending.

 

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