Kenyan Government To Introduce Digital ID to Replace Physical Cards

Editorial Desk
By Editorial Desk 1 Min Read

The Kenyan government is introducing a new Social ID, which will be electronic and can be stored on smartphones.

The shift according to Immigration Principal Secretary Julius Bitok towards digital identification means that Kenyans may no longer need to carry their physical ID cards with them. The virtual ID will feature a QR code that can be scanned to verify a person’s identity.

Bitok explained that the digital ID will have all the functionalities of the new electronic card and can be easily accessed on a smartphone.

However, for those without smartphones, the physical card will still be available.

The digital ID will include nationality records and will be authenticated using biometric data. Additionally, it can also store other records such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and passport replicas.

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