The Kenya High Commission would like to inform all Kenyans living in Rwanda and their families that they can now register for the Huduma Namba online via the link http://diaspora.hudumanamba.go.ke.
The steps to follow after clicking on the link above are as follows:-
- Create an account.
- Enter your first name and email address.
- Open your email address that you use to register in Step 2. This step is important as you will receive your account password via email.
- Click on the link shown in the email sent from hudumanamba to continue with the rest of the account opening process.
- Fill in your details required on the form as required.
- After you have completed filling in the form present yourself and family members if applicable at the Kenya High Commission with your National ID or Passport to complete the registration process.
Please Note: You will need to present a birth certificate for your children. The Huduma Namba registration will run for 45 days beginning 6th May 2019.
Who Will Be Registered?
All Kenya citizens and their families will be registered. Each individual will provide personal information required to the Registration Assistant at the Kenya High Commission. Those who are unable in one case or another to give the same, the head of the household or guardian shall give information on their behalf. Such cases include children, people living with disabilities, aged and sick persons. Only those persons physically present will be registered.
All Children including newborns will be registered. However, biometrics for children below six(6) years of age will NOT be taken. If the baby has no name, the child will be registered as “Baby of … (Insert Mother or Father’s Name)”
What is the Huduma Namba?
The Huduma Namba is an initiative of the Government of Kenya that will provide for a harmonized approach in the registration of persons. The aim is to address challenges such as duplication of efforts and reduce the costs of the registration process. The initiative is coordinated and managed by the Integrated Population Registration System (IPRS). It focuses on the consolidation of data from primary population registration agencies such as the Civil Registration Department (CRD), the National Registration Bureau (NRB) and the Immigration Department.
The IPRS has been a key agency in the development and maintenance of a central master population register. In order to improve on the progress made by IPRS, the Government of Kenya initiated the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), code named Huduma Namba. The NIIMS was established through Executive Order No. 1 (2018) and is legally grounded on the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2018.
Overall Objectives of NIIMS
To develop a national integrated biometric population database “as the single source of truth” of information on persons’ identity for all citizens and foreign nationals residing in Kenya.
The database will contain information on all Kenya citizens and foreign nationals resident in Kenya, and will serve as a reference point for biometric data for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Other stakeholders will also refer to the database while undertaking specific registrations in line with their mandates.
For more information about the Huduma Namba please visit http://www.hudumanamba.go.ke/faqs/.