The ID number is unique, and the government already has the biometric details of 19,7 million Kenyans who registered as voters. Why would a government need a new number when there is already an existing unique identifier?
I stopped taking humans seriously when I learned that a human being needs a birth certificate as proof of life as if their existence is in question, and a death certificate when they die to prove that they are dead and buried. When my daughter was born, I was advised to wait for two months before applying for a birth certificate at the Registrar of births and deaths office in Kenya.
I waited, and after two months, the office told me that I needed to wait for another month. I waited for two more months, just in case, because I could not afford to go there and be turned back again. After application, I was told to go back after three months to pick up the birth certificate. I went back to the office after three months, and there was still no birth certificate. I was advised to wait for another month. I graciously waited for two months, because I knew governments, well, are just governments.
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