Kenya’s new digital Identity to be different from the Huduma Namba

Kenya’s upcoming digital identity system, to be fully implemented by February 2024, aims to simplify access to government services. It will notably differ from the Huduma Namba as it won’t require a physical card and is set to integrate with the national information management system. This digital ID linkage will ensure streamlined access to public services online.

By February 2024, all Kenyans will have digital IDs to access government services easily. The digital ID project differs from the Huduma Namba because it does not have an associated ID, and the government was considering online identification for Kenyans.

The digital identity will interact with the national information management system. All government-held data about Kenyans will also be linked to their digital identity, and all public services will be availed through digital channels.