Thursday April 18, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government has announced drastic measures targeting those Kenyans who will fail to register for Huduma Namba.
Making the announcement on Thursday, Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Director General, Francis Wangusi, said persons without Huduma Namba will not be able to use mobile money and other services.
Wangusi, who was speaking in Kisumu said that the authority will work in collaboration with mobile service providers, to deactivate numbers of those who will fail to beat the threshold.
“We are taking stock of registration and by the time the exercise ends, we shall ask the service providers to deactivate all numbers and register them afresh,'' Wangusi said.
The CAK boss added that the registration has no malicious intentions and is solely aimed at bettering service delivery to the people.
“Some people may read malice but the State is serious in coming up measures aimed at ensuring cyber security, and also protecting people's data and privacy,'' he said.
State House has however denied this and said the registration is voluntary
The Kenyan DAILY POST