Kenya Announces new Registration system for its Citizens

Published: April 15, 2014
Kenya Announces new Registration system for its Citizens
Kenyan VP discusses the new system with commissioners from the IEBEC Commission

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto has announced a new registration system which all Kenyans will have to do in order to attain national identity card.

Mr Ruto says the new ID card which will contain biometric information, will make it easier for his government to identify the ‘’real’’ Kenyan citizens from the ones holding fake identification papers.

It is believed that this move has been motivated by the growing insecurity in the country.

“In order to address the prevailing security challenges, we intend to consolidate all current registers of persons into a single national register with accurate and relevant information.” said the Vice President after meeting the country’s commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBEC).

The project is aimed to reduce many non-Kenyans who have managed to obtain Kenyan citizenship through ‘’corruption’’ processes.

This move comes as Kenyan Security offices conducted a massive crackdown in Eastleigh suburb, where many Somali ethnics have been residing. Kenyan officials have linked them to the terror attacks.

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