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"So far, Aadhaar — “the foundation” in Hindi [and equivalent of #hudumanamba] — seems to have helped neither with welfare nor against corruption, all the while creating new problems, including by exposing people’s personal data to theft or predation by the private sector."
#hudumanamba An 1-year-old girl there died of hunger after her family was struck off the beneficiaries registry because it had failed to link its ration card to an Aadhaar number."…
"Aadhaar was supposed to showcase the government's forward thinking about efficient administration; it has only exposed the state’s coerciveness. It was supposed to ease the poor’s access to welfare; it has hurt the neediest."

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The #HudumaNamba case is back in court for a final day of hearings today - oral highlighting of the final submissions of both petitioners and respondents

Proceedings are scheduled to begin at 10am
@thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @katibainstitute @lawyershubkenya @CEMIRIDE_KE @MUHURIkenya @StrathCIPIT @AmnestyKenya The judges have entered the courtroom and today's proceedings on #HudumaNamba & #NIIMS are now beginning
@thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @katibainstitute @lawyershubkenya @CEMIRIDE_KE @MUHURIkenya @StrathCIPIT @AmnestyKenya Before the oral highlighting begins, the judges are confirming two issues - (1) that the court has all the submissions that have been filed (initial & supplementary submissions) & (2) how we will proceed for the highlighting

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We are back in the court for the afternoon hearing in #NIIMS - follow us @NubianRights and @thekhrc for updates
@NubianRights @thekhrc ICT Ministry PS Jerome Ochieng takes the stand for re-examination. He is being re-examined by Dr Nyaudi, counsel for the 4th respondent
@NubianRights @thekhrc He establishes his background and knowledge of #NIIMS and asks him to describe how the system works
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The 6th and last day of tjr #NIIMS hearing has started - follow us @NubianRights and @thekhrc for live updates
Respondents call their witness PS Jerome Ochieng and he is sworn in
Jerome Ochieng is in charge of the State Department of ICT and has sworn 5 affidavits on behalf of the 5th respondent
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The court has returned for the afternoon session on #NIIMS

PS Interior Kibicho will be re-examined. Follow us for live tweets
Counsel says re-examination will take 1-1.5 hours. The Court releases Jerome Ochieng for the day and he will be cross-examined tomorrow
Respondent Counsel Regeru asks “what is #NIIMS?” - Dr Kibicho states that #GOK is moving into a digital era and that the only lacking area is the creation of a digital population register
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The Judges have arrived and Day 5 of the #NIIMS hearing is commencing with appearances - follow us here for live updates
Respondents say that they would like to start with Dr Karanja Kibicho's evidence, as he has to travel this evening. After that Ms Ochieng PS ICT is due to testify
PS Interior Dr Karanja Kibicho takes the stand and is sworn in
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In court for day 5 of #HudumaNamba & #NIIMS hearings

Today we are expecting cross-examination of govt witnesses, including the PS Interior and PS ICT

Follow us for live updates
The court room is packed while we wait for the #HudumaNamba proceedings to begin
Use #HudumaNamba and follow @NubianRights @Haki_na_Sheria & @thekhrc for updates on the proceedings throughout today and tomorrow
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Jubilee government under #uhuruto has been about drama and little or o perfornance or follow up. What happened to the "cashless matatu operations?" Cards were launched, matatu's boarded to state house, it died soon after! #SirkalGushi
What happened to #hudumanamba card "to be delivered shortly?" Now that the system was found to be worthless, will we continue with generation of equally worthless cards? #SirkalGushi
Will the #uhuruto jubilee government ever prosecute those within its tanks who conspired to deliver fake fertiliser to farmers in Kenya? #SirkalGushi
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The afternoon session of the #NIIMS hearing has started - follow us for live updates on this hearing on your #HudumaNamba

The government expert witness Mr Omwenga is re-taking the stand for re-examination by the respondent. Counsel for 2nd & 3rd petitioner begins with questions
"Was your blood sample taken when you registered for #HudumaNamba?" - "no it was not"
Asked about centralized and decentralized systems, Mr Omwenga says that the heart of a centralized system is in one place and the nodes are located in different locations.

Operationally most systems offering a service are centralized, he says, citing gmail
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Currently at the #NIIMS hearing at the constitutional courts in Nairobi
Today is Day 4 of the hearing and is starting with continued cross-examination of witness for respondents Mr. Brian Omwenga by counsel for petitioners Yussuf Bashir @yussufugas
Mr Omwenga agrees that the Kenyan tax payer is a major stakeholder in the #NIIMS system and should have information about the cost and benefits of the system
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Today's court proceedings on #HudumaNamba & #NIIMS have begun!

Day 4 is starting with continued cross-examination of witness for respondents Mr. Brian Omwenga by counsel for petitioners Yussuf Bashir @yussufugas
Counsel Awele continues the cross-examination

Counsel Awele asks: if security policies were pre-defined, those policies would perhaps assuage concerns of petitioners?

Witness: is say that's a fairly good question... this data has already been given to govt, concerns about security not raised before

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The court is now in session - follow us for live tweets as @yussufugas continues his cross examination of the government expert witness #NIIMS #HudumaNamba
@yussufugas Respondent confirms that the remaining three #GOK witnesses will be available on 2nd and 3rd. Mr Kibicho hopes to testify on the 2nd.
@yussufugas The court states that they expect to finish with the two #GOK expert witnesses today, even if the court will have to sit late
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"justice should not be delayed" "the purposes of this constitution should be protected." Court gave respondents directions as to the hearing. They expected respondents to issue their witnesses.
"given the imperatives of substantive justice.. we have decided to exercise our discretion in respondents' favor" This would be the last opportunity for the respondents. The 2nd of 3rd of October is set to receive the remaining witnesses.
If they do not show up, the court will make an adverse inference.
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At court for day 3 of hearings in the #HudumaNamba case

Today three members of the Nubian community will testify about the challenges millions of Kenyans face in accessing documentation & risks of exclusion from #NIIMS
Court proceedings for day 3 of the #HudumaNamba #NIIMS case are now beginning
Follow @NubianRights & @Haki_na_Sheria for real-time #HudumaNamba case updates
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The #NIIMS hearing starts up again with @waikwawanyoike re-examining @iam_anandv
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv Waikwa is establishing Anand's area of expertise in data, #DigitalID & cybersecurity. This morning the Respondents had tried to challende @iam_anandv credentials
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv @waikwawanyoike "why did you say the law should come before technology?" - @iam_anandv "the objectives of tech projects change over time. A tech project can optimize goals which are not aligned with rights"
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Day 2 of the #HudumaNamba case. The bench will continue taking evidence from expert witness @iam_anandv

#HudumaNamba case
@iam_anandv @iam_anandv: My role is to help the court understand the issues at play in a system as such as #NIIMS so they can make an informed decision.

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@iam_anandv @iam_anandv: #Aadhaar was upheld by the Courts but with severe restrictions.

#HudumaNamba case
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The petitioners have called their first witness #HudumaNamba
The witness has adopted the evidence in her affidavit and has been turned over for cross-examination by the counsel for GoK respondents #HudumaNamba
Cross-examination questions to witness @Bomu focus on the rights of children and handling of children's digital data as well as the application of other laws to #NIIMS

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Gearing up for the hearing on the Constitutionality of #HudumaNamba this morning.

So many issues raised in this case. #Dataprotection #RighttoDignity #Publicparticipation #Publicprocurement #Seperationofpowers #AccesstoInformation
@Bomu sworn in as the first expert witness in the #HudumaNamba case.
@Bomu @Bomu: there is no information in the public domain on NIIMS. All we know is what is in the amendment to the Registration of Persons Act.

#HudumaNamba case.
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.@AmnestyKenya @thekhrc The government is determined to profit our data by hook or crook. HELB and @CUE_Kenya have made a deal with banks to require smart cards of university students that are also ATM and swipe cards. Biometric data will soon be part of the deal #hudumanamba
Enslaving university and college students to debt is a sweet deal for businesses because this is an educated population which is likely to earn a higher income. It also eases GoK surveillance of educated citizens @AmnestyKenya @thekhrc
The HELB smart card is government blackmail. Instead or providing education as a human right, GoK is making education conditional on people being entered into a database that companies have access to @thekhrc @AmnestyKenya #hudumanamba
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Every sector in Kenya, from education, employment to business, runs on one fundamental law which we inherited from Anglo-Saxons.

We must have it ALL.

And having it all is proved by others having NOTHING. Even if someone has less than us, we must get it so that we have it all.
Having it all is a psychosis which makes the UK and the US be in constant war with everybody and the planet. And it is a white supremacist psychosis. Whites would rather die in the streets than have universal healthcare from which non-whites would benefit.
And because having it all is a disease, a contradiction of humanity, white supremacy needs rituals of violence to affirm this psychosis. Racism and lynchings of both people and animals, and destruction of the planet, become necessary to feed this psychosis. @ErrantNatives
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To understand the corruption and theft of Kenya's ruling elite, we must understand the virus of European neurosis and insecurity, and that it has infected our ruling elite since colonial times. We cannot end corruption unless we address this Euro-psychosis #wasiwasizawazungu
The virus of Euro-psychosis that causes corruption has these characteristics:
1. Extreme insecurity - an instinct to grab and accumulate because you don't know about tomorrow
2. Extreme individualism: you can't collaborate with your neighbor to solve anything #wasiwasizawazungu
3. Extreme laziness - you don't want to work. Notice that aspiring and current politicians can't carry out a single task

4. Extreme alienation - you don't want to work, but still want to profit from the work of others, so you keep scheming to distract people #wasiwasizawazungu
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#HudumaBill2019 #HudumaNamba

1. It lacks transparency on which govt agencies have access to ones information.

2. It does not stipulate who will be allowed to access this information & for what purposes.

3. There is no citizens data protection law to ensure citizens data rights
4. No provision is made as to a citizen requesting to know who has their information or how this can be accessed.

5. Nothing prevents ones private information from being sold by the State to 3rd parties or worse provided to other states.

6. This law can be abused & will as is.
7. No offences are stipulated as to those who have access to this information & abuse it. It states ambiguously in general meaning anybody. There must be a distinction btwn users & providers of citizens data.

8. Citizens data protection law shld have been enacted 1st not last.
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#HudumaBill2019 defines “birth” as "means the issuing forth from the mother after the expiration of the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy, whether alive or dead"

In other words, your kid gets recorded on the slave plantation manager's books for being alive #ResistHudumaNamba
Before #hudumanamba, I would have agreed with having one database with all of one's information. To save yourself the trouble of reproducing the same data at different places.

But wakenya, it is isphilosophically bad and fundmametally inhuman #HudumaBill2019 #ResistHudumaNamba
First, it is not our job to make GoK's work easier. It is the job of different agencies to liase with each other about what they are doing. But instead of that, they are branding HUMAN BEINGS with 666 at birth till death. #resisthudumanamba
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I was chatting with a couple of friends yesterday and was surprised that one of them was intending to sign up for #HudumaNamba. He was equally surprised that I wasn’t, but had no idea why. Nikaambiwa thread lazima icome.

So here’s why ayam not boarding unless it’s law.
First off, I’m in the innovation space and have worked in technology and product design for the past 11 years. My teams have built systems that scale, and I consult for the largest company in the region.

Take it from me: you DON’T need a new number to consolidate the rest.
The idea that you need a #HudumaNamba to consolidate government services is a blatant technical lie.

Your ID number is already unique, and you cannot get anything else without it. If the government’s efforts were honest, they’d improve their current systems, not add a new one.
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