Kenyans can now check the status of their Huduma Namba card by logging in to confirmation.hudumanamba.go.ke using just their identification number (ID).
The government has now made it easier for Kenyans to check the status of their Huduma Namba cards through an online platform unveiled on Tuesday, August 17.
In a press statement by spokesperson Cyrus Oguna and sent to newsrooms, Kenyans can now check the status of their Huduma Namba card by logging in to confirmation.hudumanamba.go.ke using just their identification number (ID).
“If you registered for Huduma Namba, you can check and track the status of your card on this portal,” read in part a message also posted on Twitter by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination.
Screenshot of how one can check the status of their Huduma Namba platform. /FILE
Spokesperson Oguna also mentioned in the statement that so far, 9,154,184 cards have been processed and dispatched, out of which 6,003,144 have been collected.
“We are excited that the number of cards collected has continued to grow and we want to urge our people, particularly those who have already received notification messages, to go and collect their cards,” read the statement in part.
Oguna added that the second phase of registration was at an advanced stage with the date for commencement to be announced soon. The phase will provide an opportunity for those who did not register during the first phase to do so.
The government had on June 11, 2021, warned Kenyans of a scam related to the Huduma Namba card targeting innocent residents. A poster that was doing rounds on social media had accused the government of using fake phone numbers to call Kenyans, only to later clean out their mobile money accounts completely.
The notice read:
Due to failure in your Huduma Number registration details, we will close your line. Contact Huduma Centre for correction.
“Don’t even call them, don’t try to give any information when you receive that message. They might con our parents,” the scammers claimed.
Several government organizations immediately responded to the scam denying its details outright. They also urged the public to watch out for individuals who request their personal identification numbers (PINS).
“It has come to our attention that citizens are receiving the attached message. If you do get it, do not act on it and immediately report the sender number to your ISP. Be warned that it is fake.
“It is not a message from Government. Be alert. Do not be conned,” the Ministry of ICT under CS Joe Mucheru warned.
“Kindly disregard the message. Please note that the official contact number for Huduma Kenya is 0206900020,” Huduma Kenya added.
The Ministry of Interior under CS Fred Mariang’i further clarified that the identification numbers can be acquired free of charge and explained how one can receive information from Huduma Kenya. Matiang’is ministry stated that all SMS notifications from the government are sent from HUDUMANAMBA and not via a landline nor a mobile phone number.
The Huduma number helpline as provided by the government is 0800221111.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret display new Huduma Cards at Gusii Stadium on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. /FILE