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Biometric Update regularly authors articles about Kenya. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning Kenya. More tags may be explored by reviewing our complete Biometrics Topics list.


Digital ID process questioned in Nepal, Kenya; Philippines issuance hits 60M

Dozens of Nepalese citizens have questioned the usefulness of the national digital ID card launched by the government in 2018….


Kenya partners with Japan to implement biometric patient records system

Japan is working to help Kenya implement a biometric system for holding and managing patients’ medical records, and scale up…


Kenya Huduma Namba funding almost entirely cut as UPI, digital birth registration begins

The identity landscape in Kenya continues to shift as birth registration goes digital on 1 March and funding for Huduma…


Kenyan government seeks to differentiate new national digital ID from Huduma Namba

Digital identity will be provided to all Kenyans by February, 2024 so they can more easily access government services, the…


The Gambia, Kenya county choose biometrics to identify, weed out absent public servants

The Gambia’s Ministry of Public Service, Administrative Reforms, Policy Coordination and Delivery has reiterated an earlier call for government Ministries,…


NEC and partners report early success with neonatal biometric vaccine management system

A biometric vaccination management program for newborn children has been jointly developed by NEC, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)…


Kenya to clear backlog of biometric passports, new ‘smart and digital ID’ system coming

Kenya’s government has taken delivery of 50,000 booklets which will enable it expedite the issuance of biometric passports after a…


Sierra Leone launches biometric ID card to upgrade CRVS, Kenya’s UPI goes birth-to-death

The details of Kenya’s plans for its Unique Personal Identifier continue to emerge, with the government planning to begin issuing…


Is Kenya’s ‘big Huduma Namba thing’ being adapted to digital-only ID or dropped for a UPI?

“It is not the work of government to issue IDs; it is the work of government to identify Kenyans,” said…


Kenya mulls digital ID scheme changes and new uses for controversial Huduma Namba

The new administration in Kenya is considering plans to revamp the national digital identity project, as the Huduma Namba scheme…

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