Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has confirmed that Huduma Namba Cards will not be used in the 2022 General Election. 

In a statement, Oguna says the process was delayed affecting the scheduled timelines.

“It would have been the most preferred documents, there was a delay in the Huduma Namba process after the court issued an injunction in May 2019," said Oguna.

Oguna has revealed that as of October 13, 11.2 million Huduma card's have been processed, and 6.5 million collected.

He says that preparations for the second phase of Huduma Namba registration is underway and an announcement on the commencement date will be made in due course. 

“mobilisation of the required resources is done, training of ICT and NRB officers is ongoing," said Oguna. 

The announcement comes after politicians called for clarification on whether the document would be used in next years election.

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi asked the IEBC to come clear on allegations that Huduma Namba would be used as a voting document instead of the ID.

Mudavadi warned that the use of Huduma Namba Cards would compromise the credibility of elections. 

“Our electoral laws recognise the national identity card or the passport as documents of voting. No law has been changed to allow any other document to be used,” Mudavadi said.