Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter.
They say,life is about numbers but don’t you think it has become too much. Pins, passwords used on bank accounts,taxation. Passport numbers,birth certificate numbers,identification numbers,driving license and now even institutions use numbers to identify its members.
It is the 20th day since the Kenyan government decided to mind-bog the Huduma Number Initiative. Ain’t there too many numbers already? Do you think the hunter has the lions interest at heart? Is it a scam? Is it another impunity to defy the law? Is it a brainwave to wananchi? Is it the devil’s number?(hahaha, we better study our bibles)Too many questions and the hunter being on the watch and wait P.E has actually started to fill our ears with such cliche. After all Kenya should not be given to a specific leader because it is not how big your bag is or how deep your pocket is but how much you desire to take the baton from self-centeredness. Our conscience has grown to extinction such that politicians always gain at the expense of the populace without guilt. Each time they roll out big project(SGR,Galana,oil spill scandal among others) much is left unsaid,unbalanced and unexplained. The story depicts the hunter’s idea to be good, having a number initiated by an executive order to manage a central population register which will be the authentic source of truth of people residing in Kenya and registration is done by collection of personal information and finger prints.
Ain’t this flowery?The story plots benefits such as easy access to government services,curb duplication, reduction of costs,prevention of fraud and impersonification. So flowery yet so ironical,I don’t intend to distribute sarcasm. I honestly believe the initiative is good but its plot is not timely. At a time such as this when mega projects are still pending ,when Kenyans are dying due to hunger.
The initiative hopes to reduce costs but a lot is put in the registration process,in the purchase of new kits and in the employment of registration personnel. A total of about 5-6 billion has been invested to this project(reduce costs huh! Let us all laugh together)Do you think this initiative is timely? With so much confidence , masking the crisis we are facing ,unvoiced death cases in Turkana. I personally think its not timely because its implementation was fast without proper awareness of its ‘pros’ and con’s’ to wananchi. A change of fortune must present a spectacle of adversity to prosperity.
That is never the case. The hunter always appears black or white, very innocent but when in contact with the lion there is red all over. What are our priorities? Will we go for a project that is less urgent and witness while we can invest to save lives first? Can we be a people who evoke stillness,love,peace and sunshine to others during adversity.
The European union was one step away from approval of biometric identity cards.As at April,9,2019 the European Parliament had voted to have a common security standard for identity cards and resident documents in order to make it difficult for criminalistic expeditions.
The card will include security features aligned with passports,contactless chip,photograph and fingerprints for verification. Is this Identity card the Huduma number or its just another waiting to be implemented? Too many questions with no one to answer, the hunter hasn’t done enough ground research and awareness
Think!Think! Think! Change starts with you. Despite of all the red you still need the Huduma number,go for it. How can we set our priorities right? Before you do something analyse it don’t do it because the masses are doing it.
Wikipedia on EU news.