The current National Identification Cards (ID) will cease being in operation by December 12, 2021, the government has said.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru said that the IDs will be replaced by Huduma Namba cards.
Speaking in Machakos County on Wednesday during the launch of Huduma Namba cards at the Machakos Golf Club, the CS said that the countrywide issuance of the Huduma Cards will commence on December 1, 2020.
Kenyans who failed to sign up during the nationwide Huduma Namba registration process will have a chance to do so in an upcoming exercise.
Matiang’i led an event in Kiambu County to launch the distribution of the first batch of cards to registered citizens.
The government had previously reiterated that anyone without the card would be barred from accessing government services, a declaration that was challenged in court.