Big blow to Raila and Uhuru as High-count declares Huduma number illegal

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner, former premier and ODM party leader Raila Odinga are currently sobbing following the latest developments.

Huduma number number, an ICT project that was developed my Joe Mucheru under Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga permission has been nullified.

During a sitting in Nairobi on Thursday morning, 1th of October 2021, the high court said that the government must stop the Huduma number roll out immediately as it is illegal.

Justice Jairus Ngaah, via a statement faulted the government for not conducting a data protection impact assessment before rolling out Huduma Number cards last year.

“An order is hereby issued quashing the government decision of November 18, 2020, to roll out Huduma cards for being ultra vires of the data protection act 2019,” Jairus Ngaah ruled.

The high court has however ordered the government to carry out impact assessment before contacting the roll out process.

“Order of mandamus is hereby issued compelling the government to conduct a data protection impact assessment in accordance with section 31 of the data protection act before processing of data and rolling out the Huduma cards” the judge ordered.

The decision comes after Yash Pal Ghai, Katiba Institute and law scholar challenged the roll out of the Huduma cards in Court over lack of guarantees of theft or misuse of Kenyans’ personal information. More

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