ANC leader, Musalia Mudavadi, says the national integrated identity management system will fight corruption and urged Kenyans to register in large numbers.
Mudavadi, who was the chief guest in Kajiado during the launch of the Huduma Namba registration exercise, said the system will enable the government to trace down corruption to individuals.
“This system will allow the government monitor its services to the people and also help in tracking down insincere individuals in its distribution of services and even when distributing food in hunger-stricken areas,” said Mudavadi.
He said he is an opposition leader in the country and his duty is normally to criticise the government on things that are not right.
“Today, on this one I will not say nasa wao (capture the corrupt) but I will tell Kenyans to capture huduma numbers so that you can help this country fight corruption,” said Mudavadi.
The former VP said it is not always that the opposition should criticise the government on issues of national importance.
“Today I am with all other Kenyans because this is an important exercise. This does not mean that I will go to bed with the Jubilee government and forget my duty as an opposition leader. This exercise is of national importance and anyone opposing it is not a genuine Kenyan,” said Mudavadi.
He thanked President Kenyatta for considering opposition chiefs in the launch of the national exercise.
Mudavadi was accompanied to the event in Kajiado by Lands CS Farida Karonei, Environment CS, Keriako Tobiko and CS Adan Mohamed of Trade along with Kajiado Central MP Memusi Kanchori, Kajiadio deputy governor Martin Moshisho and Rift Valley regional coordinator Chimwaga Mongo.
Tobiko told the Kajiado Maasai to support the government by registering so it can serve them diligently.
“After this exercise, you will no longer be required to carry along all other documents like your ID, national hospital insurance card or you Kenya Revenue Authority pin card because all will be put together by the new system,” said Tobiko.