Govt to spend KES 8 billion on registering Kenyans afresh
16 April 2014, 09:25
Kwale - The government will spend KES 8 billion on registering all Kenyans afresh in a national digital database.
According to Information Communication and Technology Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampati, the money to fund the exercise will be set aside in the next budget that will be tabled in Parliament in June, Daily Nation reports.
All Kenyans above the age of 12 years will be required to provide their digital identification details during the exercise.
The government said it had decided to carry out the exercise to assist in the identification of persons holding forged or fake documents.
It consulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to seek their input on how best the process could be done since it had the technical expertise on registration matters since it used biometric voter listing in the run-up to the 2013 General Election.
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