By Nita Karume—
Kenyans will be issued with digital identity cards with special features and personal details from next year. According to the government, the new generation identity cards will help ease cross-border movement by Kenyans within the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The Director of Immigration Services Major-General (rtd) Gordon Kihalang’wa said the procurement process for the document had started.
Among the special features, the ID will have our health insurance, social security, taxation and driving license details. Furthermore, Uganda and Rwanda are already said to be in the process of issuing the digital ID cards.
According to reports, the proposed draft Migration Policy Framework will also provide comprehensive policy guidelines in Kenya’s effort to promote migration within the region. Interior Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary Patrick ole Ntutu urged the participants to review as well as improve the draft protocol.
He expressed satisfaction with negotiations on the draft protocol since its inception and stressed the need to put in place mechanisms for better migration management.
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