Kenya to roll out smart IDs this September

News published on Sep 28, 2023 @ 2:17 pm

The Kenya Government has set aside KSh 1 billion to roll out Unique Personal Identifiers (UPIs) for all Kenyans, to replace the current physical Identity Cards.

According to Immigration Principal Secretary Julius Bitok, the UPIs also known as Maisha Cards, will be issued to all citizens at birth. The digital ID will be used as the official identifier throughout all education stages, tax payment to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and as a death certificate number upon demise.

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