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We need a movement to change Kenya. Not a party, not an institution, but a movement of people choosing to do life differently from what the state, the church and the media demand and manipulate us to do.

Because autocracy has now captured our institutions.
Kenya is an autocratic state. Idi Amin of the 70s is Muigai of the 21st century.

The only difference is that Muigai doesn't always need the cops to destroy us. He just keeps pushing our buttons, that we destroy ourselves on his behalf.
Muigai has penetrated our minds and souls with a junk curriculum, a tyrannical business sector, #hudumanamba and #BBIreport, so that we do the work for him of destroying ourselves so that there is nobody or nobody strong enough to resist him. #BBINonsense
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Let me remind Kenyans that the separation between politics and development is a colonial divide.

The colonial administration divided the two to make African nationalists appear like people who just make noise and dont care for the people at all.

The devil is in the details.
The colonial administration believed that the purpose of colonialism was to "develop" Kenya and rescue us natives from backwardness by bringing us into global capitalism as wage laborers or resource harvestors and producers.
So colonialists divided Kenya into the urban & settler areas on one hand, and tribal reserves on the other.

They allowed wage labor on settler farms and in the cities, but used the provincial administration to prevent any political activity in the reserves.
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We are in court ready for to give you live updates on the NIIMS petiton.
#GoodID #DigitalID #africalawtech #hudumanamba #NIIMS @BonyoLinda @AfricaLawTech @NubianRights @thekhrc @OmidyarNetwork @iam_anandv
We are in session. The court renders its apologies for keeping us waiting.
The court will offer summary judgements now as their full judgement is about 500pages.
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We are in court awaiting the #HudumaNamba judgement

Stay tuned for live updates
@privacyint @BBCAfrica @citizentvkenya @thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @lawyershubkenya @MUHURIkenya @InformAction_KE #HudumaNamba proceedings have not yet begun

We expect two judgements today - one in consolidated petitions 56, 58, & 59 of 2019 challenging the amendments that created #NIIMS & one in petition 163 of 2019 challenging the entire Statute Law Miscellaneous Amendments Act
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1) An open letter to the leaders of international development banks, the United Nations, international aid organisations, funding agencies, and national governments on Digital ID. #WhyID #HudumaNamba
2) Most digital identity programmes follow a centralised and ubiquitous model, without delivering incremental benefits to users. #HudumaNamba
3) The central digital identity is linked to multiple other IDs and purposes for each user. This framework provides an ability to track and log everyday activities and transactions of a user. #HudumaNamba
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I've committed myself to reading more on the economic history of Kenya.

Interesting facts I discovered.
The kipande system was a badge of slavery used to track labor supply and tax people for merely existing. Once someone was registered on the kipande system, they could not be deregistered. If they deserted anemployer, they could be returned by force.

Kipande entrenched low wages.
Because kipande also meant the ability to tax everyone and by demanding taxes, forcing people to work in bad employment for slave wages. And if they escaped from the employer, you returned them to the employer.

If it sounds familiar, that is what #hudumanamba is all about.
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Western barbarity, self proclaimed civilization, is the only culture in which economic debt never ends. All other societies have a form of the Jubilee, where debts are cancelled.

But ironically in Kenya, it is the ICC self-named Jubilee Party that has put us into unending debt.
#BBIReport is going to make us further indebted to Muigai himself. Someone told me that the point of BBI is about making counties more accessible to exploitation by his Majesty in Nairobi. Hence #hudumanamba.
And the West has an interest in power being centralized because Muigai can be the sole home guard they deal with, and his unpopularity will make him more dependent on the West for weapons to shoot us down with.
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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.

#HudumaNamba case
@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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