The Kenyan Government- Gears to collect and store data on individuals electronically

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kenyan Government will collect and store all the data related to the identification of its nationalities, in readiness to the rolling out of the e-payment system.

Information, Communication and Technology Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampati said the exercise would ensure improved security as the country prepares to switch to e-payment in all its operations.

“We will soon embark on an exercise to get all the identification of persons to manage the electronic payment system and the use of cards in a more transparent manner,” he stated.

This, Mr Tiampati noted, is part of the efforts by the Government to implement a national master plan that ensures that data related to its citizens is captured and stored in the electronic system to make it easier handle any fraud or corrupt-related incidences.

“This is a key pillar in the efforts to provide accurate and reliable information as the base towards the migration to a cashless society,” he noted.  The Government, for example, does not accept cash payment for services or goods in an effort to reduce cases of corruption and improve transparency.

 

( Courtesy Standard Digital…..Source……Our Freelance Contributor in Nairobi )

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Moses M'Bowe, is the Chief International Correspondent, For New Africa Business News And New Africa Daily News.

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