Government Will Soon Need Your DNA and GPS Locations

By Soko Directory Team / January 23, 2019




The government will soon start collecting DNA samples as well as GPS locations of your place of residence in an effort to tame crime.

The new measures have already been given a go-ahead by President Uhuru Kenyatta aimed at collecting and creating a national DNA data center and GPS locations of every Kenyans to curb such crimes as terrorism.

Kenyans will also be required to record their type of voice, retina type, fingerprints as well as prints from one of the ears through hand geometry, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, and voice waves.

The requirements will be compulsory and the exercise will be conducted all across the country with concerns already arising over a possible breach of privacy by the government.

According to the last census conducted 10 years ago, Kenya had a population of 38.6 million people but the population is now estimated at 52 million people with the new census set later this year.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the government will soon embark on a massive registration of all citizens and has now widened the requirements that were not captured before.

Upon registration, each Kenyan will be given a unique identification number that will be used from time to time, with regional commissioners directed to ensure a smooth process of fresh registration in their regions.

The unique identification number will be generated through the National Integrated Identity Management Systems (NIIMS) and will be known as Huduma Namba.

In days to come, the government says all IDs, refugee cards, birth and death certificates, passports and driving licenses will be printed and collected from a central position.

The extreme measures from the government come in the wake of a terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive that claimed the lives of 21 people and injuring 28. Is it a breach of privacy? Will someone go to court?



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