Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI Executive director Hassan Abdille has said the human right lobby will sue the government if one will be denied services on grounds of non registration with National Integrated Identification Management System (NIIMS) number.
MUHURI Executive director Hassan Abdille insisted the temporary conservatory orders by the court regarding NIIMS should be observed.
On April 1, the Court directed as follows in a petition which MUHURI is a third interested party:
NIIMS May proceed subject to certain conditions set by the court to the effect that
It need not be compulsory, government services should not be denied on account of non registration by any person and information collected need not be shared with any international or local entity.
Other conditions were no setting of timelines for registration and no collection of DNA
Abdille said there must be form of engagement around the process. He said public participation is a must.
Abdille said there are no data protection mechanisms and the process should not be rushed.
The registration exercise is set to cost between Sh. 5 billion and Sh. 6 billion in just 45 days which he said is awkward and misplaced priority considering the burden Kenyans are facing currently facing.
“All process must benefit the public, not individual,” he said.