Petition Filed to Challenge Maisha Namba, Kenya’s New ID System

Dear Listers,

A petition has been filed at the High Court of Kenya, seeking to stop the
implementation of the Maisha Namba Digital Identity Ecosystem, a new system
of identification for Kenyan citizens.

The petition, filed on December 20, 2023, under the case number
HCCHRPET/E524/2023, claims that the Maisha Namba system does not address
the flaws of the previous National Integrated Identity Management System
(NIIMS), also known as Huduma Namba, which was declared unconstitutional by
the High Court in April 2021. Haki na Sheria Initiative challenges Maisha
Namba in court | KICTANet Think Tank