The launch of Maisha Namba registration has been postponed. This is according to a statement from Prof. Julius K. Bitok the Principal Secretary State Department For Immigration And Citizen Services.
“We wish to inform the public and all the stakeholders that, due to unavoidable circumstances, the official launch of the Maisha Namba and the digital ID ecosystem that was to be presided over by His Excellency, the President William Ruto, CGH, on October 2, 2023, at the Athletics Club, Nakuru County has been postponed,” reads the statement in part
Prof. Bitok said a new date for the launch of the Maisha Namba will be communicated in due course.
No reason for the postponement was given. However, the government has said it will continue engagement forums on the digital id ecosystem across the country.
Kenyans wait for the Maisha Namba continues for now.
Maisha Namba is the proposed identification system. It is a lifelong unique identification number to be issued at birth and a Maisha Card that will replace the current 2nd generation ID.
For current ID holders, their ID number will translate to Maisha Namba guaranteeing a smooth transition to Maisha card whose superior features support a virtual ID unlike the current IDs.