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Biometric Update regularly writes articles about Kenya. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news about Kenya. More topics may be perused by reviewing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

Unregistered SIM blocking: Kenyans get another 60 days, Ghanaians have till end of October

Two countries enforcing SIM blocks for those not yet registered for digital identity have extended their deadlines, and both deny…

 

Millions of SIM cards in Kenya yet to be registered as deadline nears

There is said to be unease among mobile telephone users in Kenya as almost 14 million active SIM cards across…

 

Kenya to comply with regional bloc directive on biometric passports from end November

Kenyans have until 30 November to get new East African Community (EAC) biometric passports if they want to be able…

 

Kenyan election’s poll-day success belies suspicion of Smartmatic biometric voter kits

Ahead of a court challenge of the results of Kenya’s recent election, African publication The Elephant examined the role of…

 

Voters face biometric verification kit glitches in Kenya elections, failures ‘not widespread’

Many Kenyans, both ordinary and high-profile voters, were unable to cast their ballots in time at some polling stations during…

 

U-turn on manual registers alongside biometric verification kits in Kenyan general elections

Printed manual voter registers are being used alongside biometric kits to authenticate the identity of millions of Kenyans who are…

 

NGOs sue Idemia for failing to consider human rights risks in Kenyan digital ID

A group of NGOs led by Data Rights has filed a case before the Paris tribunal accusing Idemia of failing to…

 

Biometric credentials issued and promoted by governments from Brazil to Lagos

New biometrics identity credentials have been proposed or launched around the world as government digital identity schemes continue to roll…

 

Kenya parliament schedules, cancels debate on Huduma Namba digital ID

Lawmakers in Kenya’s National Assembly will not hold a special debate session on whether to endorse proposed major amendments to…

 

Kenya to use biometrics first, ID number second for voter verification in August election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has determined that voters’ identities will be verified for eligibility in the upcoming…

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