Bill Gates is attempting to convince the Kenyan government to introduce a digital ID system to give the country’s newborns a unique personal identification number.

In other words, the globalist billionaire wants Kenya’s government to subject its people to the digital enslavement state.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is ‘advising’ the government on a new digital ID system called Maisha Namba.

“The plan for a digital identity includes the Maisha Namba, which is a unique personal number assigned to the Maisha Card — a third-generation digital identity card, and the National Master Population Register, which is expected to consolidate existing and independent databases into a single register,” Business Daily Africa reports.

“The Maisha Card will replace the current second-generation identity card,” the outlet added.


Business Daily Africa reports:

“Our role is always as an adviser. We can connect the government to key technical experts and partners, but we’re very encouraged by what we see and by the President’s commitment. We have a number of specific investment support on digital identity. We actually provide it to broader platforms” Mark Suzman, CEO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told the Business Daily on the sidelines of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in Marrakech, Morocco.

The government says going digital with personal identity is also intended to make Kenya compliant with international standards on cross-border travel set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and other agencies.

The Kenya Kwanza administration is banking on a successful rollout of Maisha Namba to get it right with the project, which has run into headwinds under previous administrations.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it sees vast opportunities that can be unlocked through the existence of a digital identity in Kenya.

“This is a huge priority of President Willam Ruto, and we think very appropriately so because a strong, robust, open-source digital identity system actually becomes a platform that not only leverages financial inclusion, where Kenya is already a global leader but can be a platform that actually drives important advances in health care, in education and other services. We’ve been working with some other partners we have,” said Mr Suzman.

According to Biometric Update, Kenyan citizens remained unconvinced of the digital ID system and authorities had to postpone its launch.

Per Biometric Update:

Maisha Namba is a unique personal identification number assigned to every Kenyan citizen. The number is assigned to the Maisha Card as a digital identity credential. The country has been preparing for the US$6.8 million launch of the biometric digital ID system for the past several months. At the beginning of October, however, Kenyan authorities postponed its launch due to “unfavorable circumstances.”

The project has been met with skepticism in some parts of the country. Residents of the eastern Kenyan city of Garissa say that they are not ready for the Maisha Namba rollout due to poor infrastructure and network availability.

Residents also claim that the local nomadic culture would make it difficult for them to use the digital ID system and have asked the government to reconsider the launch, Kenyan newspaper The Star reports.


“The Kenya Kwanza government seems to have forgotten it promised to make the process of acquiring an ID card, birth certificate and passports less tedious for our people,” says rights activist Aden Abdullahi. He claims that the government is backtracking on its promise to stop vetting people seeking identification cards and that rogue government officials are seizing the opportunity to demand bribes in return for vetting.

Rights groups have also been expressing concern over the possibility of discrimination and the erosion of privacy. The organizations argue that the government is repeating the mistakes of Kenya’s previous ID system Huduma Namba which was declared unconstitutional by the country’s High Court in October 2021 for conflicting with its Data Protection Act.

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