August 12, 2020

Easter message of goodwill and best wishes to Kenyans

President Uhuru Kenyatta in one of his light moments while addressing Kenyans in the past

Fellow Kenyans,
Easter is here with us once again and I am glad to send you this message of greetings and goodwill, wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter festivities. 
Easter is a time for reflection on our relationship with God especially for us Christians. As we rejoice and celebrate in remembrance of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us also remember the less fortunate amongst by showing compassion to the needy. 
As Government, we recognise the difficulties being faced by Kenyans faced with drought in parts of the country and assure that we are working to mitigate the situation.
During this long weekend, be safe and remain secure. For those of us traveling to different parts of the country to be with our loved ones, please observe road safety precautions at all times.
Equally important and in the spirit of community policing, let us stay vigilant in our neighborhoods and ensure that our families and our neighbours are safe. Let us all be the Biblical brother’s and sister’s keepers.
Over this Easter period, our Huduma Namba registration centers will remain open, giving those who may have been too held up a chance register. 
In just 16 days of active registration, I am proud to announce that an impressive 11 million people have registered for their Huduma Namba. 
Huduma Namba is Kenya’s first digital integrated record of citizen data which gives the Government a robust platform to deliver first class service. It moves the country from a manual, scattered and cumbersome data management regime to an organised digital service delivery platform. 
The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) guards the integrity of our data much better than the manual system we are moving away from.
I assure Kenyans and all people residing in our beautiful country that we are taking additional measures to ensure the information they give is safe. Yesterday, the Cabinet approved a progressive draft Data Protection Policy and Bill.
Fellow Kenyans living in the Diaspora, I am pleased to inform you that the Huduma Namba registration begins on May 6th for a period of 45 days at our Embassies and Consulates. 
May this Easter bring all of us joy, peace and fulfilment. 
Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.,
President of the Republic of Kenya
19th April, 2019

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