Recruitment of agents in readiness for the registration of Kenyans into a single identification database has been rolled out.
The single digital registration and identification system is expected to ease access of data. The platform will be the primary database and only source of truth for personal registration data on all Kenyans and foreigners within the country.
Assistant chiefs have been given until 3rd of August to submit names of five enumerators of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS).
Interior PS Amos Gathecha, in a letter addressed to the County Commissioners on 23rd July, said that people who had worked as IEBC clerks would be prioritized as they have experience operating the biometric devices.
Registration for the NIIMS has been set for October and November.
Those seeking jobs as enumerators must be aged between 18 to 35 years, with an original Identification card (ID), have KCSE level education with a minimum of C- grade, be residents of the wards they wish to work in, have a good conduct, computer literate and be available from August to November 2018. Fluency in the local language will also be a plus.
Enumerators must, also, have Certificates of their bachelor’s degrees, diplomas or certificate showing their academic pursuits.
The PS also added that successful candidates will have to take the confidentiality oath before beginning the registration.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru had said that the platform will have updated information of citizens from their birth to death adding that it would help the Government cut down on its operational costs, detect impersonation, fraud among other crimes.
Certificates such as ID, birth, school, driving licenses, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) PIN certificates and passports will be easily verified.