How To obtain your Huduma Namba card
The National Integrated Identity Management System was introduced in 2019 with the aim of replacing the national identity card, which the government intends to phase out by December this year. From December 2021, all those seeking government services in various offices countrywide will be forced to present their huduma namba cards, which will be used to access their biometric details as captured by the government.
Registration for the Huduma Namba, commonly called the National Integrated Identify Management System (Niims), was guided by a regulation gazetted in October 2020.
Under the Registration of Persons (National Integrated Identity Management System) Rules, 2020, the government sought to register Kenyans from six years.
Those aged 18 years and above are required to have the Huduma card, while those from six to 17 years will be issued with a minor’s Huduma Namba card.
A total of ksh. 9.6 billion Was spent in the exercise that has since seen more than 38 million Kenyans register.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were the first to receive their cards during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kisii last year. Residents of Nairobi County have already started receiving their huduma namba cards.
To get you huduma namba card, you must receive a text message, notifying you on when and where to collect your card. According to the ministry of interior, you can only collect your card once you receive the text message. The notice also had collection venues country wide.
“You can collect your Huduma Namba card after receiving an SMS from any of the 11 subcounty registration offices, five Huduma Centre stations or Nyayo House issuance centre,” the notice read.
Collection can be done during government working hours from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 4pm at the weekends.