Janet Mucheru


We chose to learn from Estonia because it is very highly regarded for its digital services. Our main take always from our study visit are firstly, that we need to make sure that all citizens are registered and have a digital identity. Currently, we only have 64.1% of births and 41.9 % of deaths on our national register. A new national digital register will help our government to establish the total number of Kenyan citizens which in turn, will enable better planning and provision of public services. We will also be able to link birth registration to death registration so that a citizen’s ID account can be deactivated once she/he dies. As a result, this will help reduce instances of identity theft and fraud after people die. The second take away is that government institutions can and should share data in order to avoid data duplication.