Kenyans will start receiving Maisha cards from Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
“All Kenyans turning 18 years in whichever part of Kenya will be issued with a Maisha card on a pilot basis. This way, we will establish whether there are any errors or issues before we do the penultimate launch,” said Bitok.
The Maisha cards will also be given to those seeking replacement for defaced or lost cards.
The Immigration PS further noted that the government plans to address challenges that could be encountered by card users to avoid failing like the previously botched Huduma Namba registration.
Maisha card is designed to feature a microprocessor electronic chip with encrypted data to enhance security and address forgery issues.