NARC-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has clashed with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i over the closure of the ongoing mass registration for Huduma Namba.
This is after Matiang'i announced the government won't extend the Saturday deadline for National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) listing which he noted had received the support of the majority of Kenyans.
"The mass registration phase for Huduma Namba closes on Saturday, 18 May 2019, and there shall be no extension. So far, the turnout has been overwhelming.
We have captured details of 31 million persons - which is approximately 65 per cent of our country’s total population," the CS said in a statement.
However, Karua on Wednesday accused Matiang'i of spreading propaganda, saying there was a court directing the government not to stop the exercise.
"Propaganda! The court order is clear, No deadline on Huduma registration. For that reason am not boarding!" she tweeted.
Karua was referring to last month's High Court ruling that allowed State to roll out on the collection of NIIMS data but on tough conditions.
Among them were not to make the exercise mandatory or issue deadlines and not to collect DNA data or GPS coordinates for Kenyans and foreigners.
The government has repeatedly announced the registration for Huduma Namba will continue at chiefs' camps even after Saturday deadline.