Friday September 13, 2019 – The Interior Ministry has issued a warning to Kenyans regarding cons who are using Huduma Namba to swindle people.
This is after Kenyans complained of receiving texts from people requesting for money claiming that they would receive their registration numbers once they pay.
In a statement to the public, the Fred Matiang’i-led Ministry warned Kenyans against falling for these conmen asking for money to allegedly give them their Huduma Namba.
“Don’t fall for traps set by fraudsters sending out texts and making calls asking you to pay some money for your Huduma Namba details.”
“Once NIIMS is up and running, all communications will be done through our official channels. No fee will be charged whatsoever. Let others know,” read a statement from Interior Ministry.
All persons living in Kenya were required to register for Huduma Namba which will facilitate access to Government services.
The number will be a must-show for Kenyans seeking services from Government agencies for instance in the acquisition of passports, driving licenses, registration of mobile phone numbers and in registration as a voter.
The Huduma Namba will also be mandatory in payment of taxes at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), opening of bank accounts and undertaking land transfers.
It will also be needed in seeking power connectivity from Kenya Power, access to universal healthcare and before one gets married.
Should you want to sell your motor vehicle or enroll in a public education institution, having the Huduma Namba is central to all these services and any other specified Government service.
The card will be issued to all minors aged six years old, all adults aged 18 years and above and to foreign nationals.