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Auditor-General (OAG)

What does the Office of the Auditor-General do?

The Office is charged with the primary oversight role of ensuring accountability within the three arms of government (the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the Executive) as well as the Constitutional Commissions and Independent Office.

The Auditor-General is mandated to audit and report in respect to each financial year on the accounts of: the National and County Governments; all Funds and Authorities of the National and County Governments; all Courts; every Commission and Independent Office established by the Constitution; the National Assembly, the Senate, and the County Assemblies; Political Parties funded from public funds; the Public Debt and the accounts of any entity that legislation requires, and any entity that is funded from public funds.

In addition, Article 229(6) of the Constitution requires the Auditor-General to confirm whether or not public money has been applied lawfully and in an effective way.

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How do we provide assurance on governance and accountability of public resources?

Certification of accounts to assure fiscal responsibility

Certification audit responds to the core mandate of certifying accounts at national and county levels and expressing an opinion as to whether or not they are prepared in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework and/or statutory requirements.

The end product of this exercise is an annual audit report on each entity that is presented to Parliament and the relevant County Assembly.

Continuous audit presence to assure on managerial accountability

Continuous audit ensures that the office is proactive, preventive and deterrent to fraud & corruption, wastage and abuse of public resources. This requires the auditor to constantly be on the ground to continuously assess the risks brought about by the evolving environment so as to: perform “real time” transactions testing and data analysis that enables timely recommendations; respond instantly to issues of national, county governments and any public concerns that require immediate audit or investigation; optimize use of audit resources while increasing audit activity and improve financial systems and business processes for effective risk management, control and governance.

Performance audit to assure on service delivery to Kenyans

This is audit work responding directly to the bill of rights and social rights of Kenyans that will be met through development and implementation of programmes such as health, clean and safe water, education, housing and social security.

We respond to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the resources are utilized to deliver services to the public. This Office assesses whether the programmes implemented lead to results, outputs and outcomes that positively transform the lives of citizens.

The products of this audit are performance audit reports which are issued at the end of the audit exercise.

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Who do we submit our reports to?

Our reports are submitted to Parliament and the relevant County Assemblies, who are representatives of the Kenyan people.

The reports are discussed at the relevant Committees of Parliament and County Assemblies. Public Accounts Committees (PAC) of the National Assembly discusses accounts of the National Government while Public Investments Committee (PIC) of the National Assembly discusses accounts of State Corporations.

At the Senate, the accounts of County Governments and County Corporations are discussed by the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC). This role is also played at the County level by relevant Public Accounts and Investments Committees of the County Assemblies.

After hearings by the Parliamentary and County Assemblies Committees, with the assistance of the Office of the Auditor-General, recommendations are given which should be implemented by the entities concerned. Thereafter, the Auditor-General follows up to confirm whether the recommendations have been implemented.

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Who audits the Auditor–General?

The Auditor-General is audited by an independent auditor appointed by the National Assembly as outlined in Article 226(4) of the Constitution of Kenya.

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What do the various audit opinions mean?

In our audit reports, the Auditor-General expresses satisfaction or non-satisfaction of the financial statements through audit opinions. These opinions are unqualified, qualified, adverse or disclaimer. The specific explanations on the opinions are as outlined below:

  • An unqualified opinion is a clean opinion, meaning that the financial transactions by and large were recorded properly and are in agreement with the accounting records.
  • A qualified opinion means that although by and large the financial transactions are recorded and are deemed to be in agreement with the accounting records, there may be cases where the Auditor-General is unsatisfied with the veracity of certain expenditures, which may not be significant. Hence, except for such unsupported expenditure, the accounts reflect a true and fair situation.
  • An adverse opinion means that although the financial transactions are recorded, the Auditor-General may be unsatisfied with significant amounts of expenditure.
  • A disclaimer of opinion is serious and means that there was no basis upon which the Auditor-General can satisfactorily undertake an audit because the accounting records are unreliable; there are no verifiable supporting documentation and explanations for transactions. Consequently, the Auditor-General can neither give a qualified nor an adverse opinion; and gives a disclaimer.
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Where can you get the Audit Reports?

The reports are available on our website, the Government Printer, public libraries, institutions of higher learning and every audited entity. However, reports can only be availed to the public after they have been submitted in Parliament or the relevant County Assemblies.

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Community Land

What is “Community of Interests” ?

This is a group of people enjoying common rights, privileges, interests or living in the sam

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What are Customary Land Rights?

They are rights derived from customary law, customs or practices.

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What is Community Land and what Constitutes Community Land?

Community land is all land used traditionally or historically for communal purposes and land used as a Community Settlement area. It is identified on the basis of ethnicity, culture, and similar community of interest. It also includes land lawfully held, managed, or used by specific communities as community forests, grazing areas, shrines, Ancestral lands, and lands traditionally occupied by hunter-gatherer communities or, land lawfully held as trust land by the County governments.

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How will Community Land be Managed?
  • There will be a register of all Community lands in Kenya.
  • Communities will be registered as corporate bodies and a register maintained.
  • Registrations will be done in the name of the community.
  • Community Assemblies will be held annually in which every member of the community shall be entitled to attend and participate.
  • Community Land Management Committees will be formed during the community assembly to manage every parcel of community land.
  • Community Land Boards present in each sub-county will work with the Community Land Management Committees.
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Can the Trustees Dispose the Land?

Community land shall NOT be disposed of or otherwise used except in terms of legislation specifying the nature and extent of the rights of members of each community individually and collectively.

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Is it Possible to Convert Community Land to Public or Private?

Yes! Community land may be converted to public or private land through compulsory acquisition, transfer, surrender, or allocation by the Community Land Management Committees but this has to be agreed upon through a County Assembly.

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What are the some of the special rights under Community Land?

A Committee may upon application and with approval of the community assembly may allocate part of the community land to a member or a group of members of the community for exclusive use and occupation but no separate title shall be issued for such parcel e.g. grazing rights, cultural or religious rights.

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How will the Natural Resources, Land use Planning and Investments in Community Land be managed?
  • Natural resources within the community should be managed sustainably, with accountability and transparency and should benefit the whole community on the basis of equitable sharing.
  • Any investment relating to exploitation of natural resources shall be agreed between the investor and the community according to Article 71 of the Constitution.
  • Benefit sharing will be at 30% of the income of the investor.
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How are Disputes in Relation to Community Land Handled?
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms under traditional and customary laws
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Courts e.g. the Land and Environment Court.
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How does the proposed Community Land bill ensure that the interest of women are taken care of?
  • The proposed community land bill provides that all natural resources will be managed sustainably to and should benefit the whole community on the basis of equitable sharing.
  • The Constitution has introduced the principle of 2/3rds majority which will apply in all the committees formed to manage community land.
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What will be the functions of the Community Land Boards?

The Functions of the Community Land Boards are;

  1. To Hold and manage Community land,
  2. Document all Community land,
  3. Regulate all transactions in community land and facilitate the recording and issuance of titles for Community land by the National Land Commission.
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How will the Commission ensure that the community land legislation secures the grazing patterns of the pastoralists and access to land?

To secure access to land and land-based resources for vulnerable groups, the Commission shall:

  1. Develop mechanisms for identifying, monitoring, and assessing the vulnerable groups;
  2. Establish mechanisms for redistribution of land and resettlement;
  3. Facilitate their participation in decision making over land and land-based resources; and
  4. Protect their land rights from unjust and illegal expropriation.
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How will the Commission ensure security of pastoralists’ livelihoods and tenure to land?

To secure pastoralists’ livelihoods and tenure to land, the Commission shall:

  1. Recognize pastoralism as legitimate land use and production system;
  2. Review the Land (Group Representatives) Act and provide for pastoralism in the “Land Act”;
  3. Establish suitable methods for defining and registering land rights in pastoral areas while allowing pastoralists to maintain their unique land systems and livelihoods;
  4. Establish a legislative framework to regulate transactions in land in pastoral areas;
  5. Ensure that the rights of women in pastoral areas are recognized and protected;
  6. Provide for flexible and negotiated cross-boundary access to protected areas, water, pastures and salt licks among different stakeholders for mutual benefit; and
  7. Ensure that all land uses and practices under pastoral tenure conform to the principles of sustainable resource management.
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What is the Law of Succession and how does it apply?

The Law of Succession is the law regulating the inheritance of property. The Law of Succession Act applies universally to all Kenyans. This is basically the substantive law dealing with matters succession in Kenya. It’s important to note that this law has to be quoted first before other laws that might equally be affecting matters succession.

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How is the property of a deceased person handled?

On one hand, immovable property in Kenya of a deceased person whatever the residence of that person at the time of his/her death will be regulated by the Kenyan law on succession and on the other hand, movable property of a deceased person is regulated by the law of the country of the residence of that person at the time of his/her death.

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What Is Testate Succession?

Testate succession is where the deceased leaves a written or oral will. It is important to note that the deceased must have had the capacity (sound mind and off age) to make the will at the time of making the will. In other words, the deceased must have had the knowledge and approved the contents of the will.

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What is Intestate Succession?

Intestate succession is where there is no will left by the deceased. It applies where the deceased has left ONE surviving spouse and a child or children. In this regard, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to:-

  • The personal and household effects of the deceased and,
  • The intestate property but cannot sell this property. This is because the spouse is only holding it on behalf of the children. If the spouse remarries, he/she loses her entitlement to the intestate property.
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Why bother with succession?

As an owner of a beneficial interest in the land property, you can be part of making decisions involving the property, including how it is used and developed, and get a share of any income that is distributed from the property.

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What is a Will?

A will is a mere intention of the maker. It can be amended by the same person during his/her life time.

  • A person, may through his/her will appoint an executor. This is a person named in the will who has the legal responsibility to take care of a deceased person’s remaining financial obligations e.g. property disposal, paying bills, taxes etc.
  • It’s a mere intention of the maker – can be amended but only by the maker during their lifetime.
  • Can deal with property acquired after death of maker (ambulatory)
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Who can make a Will?

Any person can write a will at any time as long as they are of sound mind, and are 18 years old and above.

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What are the benefits of making a will?
  • The deceased can exercise control over property
  • It can help avoid courts from determining who is entitled to property
  • Enable appointing property representatives of choice
  • Avoiding disputes over property
  • Persons outside family can have property
  • The deceased can decide on how he/she can be disposed off.
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What are Invalid Wills?

When the maker of a will lacks knowledge and approval of a will, the will is as if it was not made at all. This is because of

  • Fraud / forgery
  • Coercion
  • Mistake / duress / undue influence

Oral Will

It is only valid if;

  • Made before 2 or more competent witnesses;
  • The maker dies within 3 months of making it;
  • An oral will made by a member of the armed forces during a period of active service shall be valid if the maker of the will dies during the same period of active service even if he/she dies more than 3 months after making the will;
  • If there is any conflict in evidence of witnesses as to what was said by the deceased in making an oral will, the oral will shall not be valid except if the contents can be proved by a competent independent witness.

Written Will

A written will must have the following characteristics:

  • It must be signed by the maker.
  • Incase its signed by somebody other than the maker, then this should be done in the presence of the maker and under his/her directions.
  • It must me witnessed by two or more witnesses and these witnesses MUST NOT be beneficiaries in the will otherwise there shall be need of an additional two witnesses.
  • If the maker of the will refers to another document in his will, the document shall be considered as part of the will as long as it is verified that it is the exact same document the maker was referring to in his/her will.
  • An executor shall not be disqualified as a witness to prove execution of the will or to prove the validity or invalidity of the will.
  • If the dependent or dependents feel that the deceased’s will does not provide adequately for their needs, they may make an application to the Court.
  • The Court may order a specific share of the property be given to the dependent (s) or periodical payments or lump sum payment.
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What does a “Dependent” mean?
  • The wife or wives, or former wife or wives, and the children of the deceased whether or not maintained by the deceased before his death.
  • The deceased’s parent, step parents, grand-parents, grandchildren, step- children, children whom the deceased had taken into his family as his own,
  • Brother and sisters, and half -brothers and half-sisters, who were being maintained by the deceased before his death.
  • Where the deceased is a woman, her husband if he was being maintained by her before her death.
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Who can own land in Kenya?

Section 40 of the Constitution of Kenya stipulates that every person has right to own land of any description in any part of Kenya. The National Land policy 1.5.1 (7), (c), (d) put more emphasis on gender equity and land rights.

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What do we mean when we say women should have access and control over land?

We mean women should not only have access to land as the right but also enter upon and useland, exercise control over land as one’s ability to make decisions with regard to the land.

These include the ability to:

  • Determine the size of land used for farming activities and whether the land will be used for food or cash crop production.
  • Transfer land titles, whether by sale or inheritance (land ownership)
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What are some of the rights of spouses concerning matrimonial property?

Matrimonial Property Act of (2013) the matrimonial property act provides that married women has the same rights as married man to acquire, administer, hold, control, use and dispose of property whether movable or immovable; enter into contract and sue and be sued in her own name.

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What is a matrimonial home?

It means any property that is owned or leased by one or both spouses and occupied or utilized by the spouses as their family home, and includes any other attached property.

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What happens where a husband or wife has acquired property before or during marriage which does not become a matrimonial property?

The husband or wife may acquire beneficial interests that are equal to the amount of contribution made by the spouse.

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What does the spouse liability law state?

Any liability incurred by a spouse before the marriage and relating to the property shall, after marriage, remain the liability of the spouse who incurred it. If the property becomes matrimonial then it shall be equally shared by the spouses and unless they otherwise agreed .The law states that parties to marriage shall equally share the liability incurred during the subsistence of the marriage for the benefit of the marriage or reasonable and justifiable expenses incurred for the benefit of marriage.

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What happens in case of divorce?

The spouse will not only share benefit but liabilities on the matrimonial property.

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What rights do women – married or single have?
  • Women have a right to acquire and own land whether individually or as a group.
  • Daughters have the right to inherit their parents’ land and property.
  • Women have a right to be elected and or appointed into land governance institutions.
  • Married women have the right to joint ownership of land and property acquired during the marriage.
  • Married women have the right to transact on land in consultation with their husbands and vice versa.
  • Widows have the right to inherit their deceased husband’s land and property.
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What are children land rights

A ‘child” means an individual who has not attained the age of eighteen years in Kenya. Generally, children cannot own land or property in their own right as children. However, land and property can be held on trust for their benefit and use.

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What are land rights as relates to orphans?

Orphans have the right to access and use their parents land and property whether or not it is held in trust by an appointed and responsible adult member of the immediate family. Upon reaching the age of 18, they have the right to be registered as the rightful owners of land and the properties previously held by their deceased parents.

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What are the land rights as they relate to the Youth?

The constitution of Kenya defines an ‘adult’ as an individual who has attained the age of eighteen years. For the purpose of determining rights accruing to the youth, there is need to appreciate that the constitution regards youths as adults and thus;

  • Each youth has the right to ownership, access, and control of land and property.

Though the right to inherit from their parents is discretionary, in the event of inheritance by the siblings, both daughters and sons have equal rights.

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Devolution

What is the mandate of the Ministry of Devolution

The Ministry of Devolution and ASALs consists of two State Departments; namely Devolution and ASALs, both of which were part of the defunct Ministry of Devolution and Planning. Executive order No. 1 of June 2018 (Revised), mandates the Ministry to be charge of the management of devolution affairs and ASALs.

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Which are these 14 functions / services that are devolved?
AgricultureCounty health services control air pollution, noise pollution, other public nuisances, and outdoor advertising. Cultural activities, public entertainment, and public amenities country transport animal control and welfare, Trade development and regulationCounty planning and development-primary education, village polytechnics, home-craft centers, and childcare facilities implementation of specific national government policies on natural resources and environmental conservation county public works and services fire-fighting services and disaster management. Control of drugs and pornography. Ensuring and coordinating the participation of communities and locations in governance at the local level and assisting communities and locations to develop the administrative capacity for the effective exercise of the functions and powers and participation in governance at the local level.
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What is the mandate of the Inter-Governmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC)?

The Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGTRC) is a body formed by an act of parliament to establish a framework for consultation and cooperation between the National and County Governments and amongst county governments. This is the body that was further mandated to take over the residual functions of the Transition Authority as envisaged under section 12 (b) of the IGRTC Act. The core functions of the IGRTCC are outlined in Section 12 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 (IGRA). http://www.igrtc.go.ke/

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What is the Council of Governors (COG)?

The Council of Governors (COG) is a non-partisan organization that brings together all the forty-seven (47) Governors. It provides a forum of consultation and sharing of information and best practices among County governments.

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What is the National and County Government Coordinating Summit?

The Summit is an apex body for intergovernmental relations that brings both the National and County Governments. It comprises of the President as the chairperson and the forty-seven (47) Governors. The chairperson of the Council of Governors is the vice-chair of the Summit.

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What is Aridity?

This is the degree to which a climate lacks effective and life-promoting moisture. It is measured by comparing long-term average water supply (precipitation) to long-term average water demand (evapotranspiration). Whenever the demand for water is higher than supply, then the climate is described as arid.

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Huduma Namba

Can one share the link they receive via the SMS?

Exposing such data to a third party is a contravention of the Data Protection Act. However, it is okay to share the data if you have the recipient’s consent. An instance where one can share the data is if a person receives the message but has no smart phone, they can share the link to someone with a smart phone so that they can select their preferred delivery destination.

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I have received an SMS notifying me that my card is ready for collection at Station A. However, I have not responded to select another delivery destination?

In this case, our system auto-selects a delivery destination based on:

The place one indicated during registration to be the CURRENT Physical Location;

If no current Physical Location was provided, then the system selects where the person indicated to be the PERMANENT Physical Location;

In case NO current and NO permanent locations were indicated, then the system auto-selects the Home Sub-County as indicated in the recipient’s 2ndgeneration National ID card.

In all the above three cases, the identified location is mapped to the nearest National Registration Bureau (NRB) office or nearest Huduma Centre which is then chosen as the delivery destination.

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I have received an SMS informing me to collect my Huduma Card from Station A. When I get there, I’m informed the delivery destination is in Station B. Why is this happening?

During the initial card production and distribution of the Huduma Cards, some SMSs were sent for card collection at some National Registration Bureau (NRB) offices which due to technical challenges could not be used for our automated card issuance.

 

As such, cards destined for such delivery destinations were redirected to the nearest available technically functional National Registration Bureau (NRB) offices.

However, for the current and subsequent production, cards are only sent to functional NRB offices.

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I have gone to collect my card from the Station I selected after being notified of its delivery and found that the physical card was missing. What should I do?

The issuing officer at the station will take note, escalate the matter and trace it within our automated system. You will thus be required to leave your contact details in order to be informed once the Huduma Card has been traced.

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12. I have gone to collect my card after receiving the SMS informing me of its delivery; however, the physical card is present but could not be traced in the system (kits). What should I do?

The issuing officer will inform the ICT officer concerned for further guidance and you will be informed accordingly when the situation is rectified. You will thus be required to leave your contact details.

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How long does it take for me to finally get the card after selecting my delivery point?

After selecting your preferred delivery destination, the card will be generated and dispatched to the chosen destination. A subsequent SMS from HUDUMA NAMBA will be sent to the recipient once the card has been delivered.

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Which are the designated centers for the Huduma Card collection?

There are 870 National Registration Bureau (NRB) offices and 52 Huduma Centres across the country which have been indicated as delivery destinations in the dropdown list found in our URL (https://www.hudumanamba.go.ke)

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Other have their cards but I still haven’t received mine?

The printing and personalization of the cards is being done in batches, hence there will be variations in the delivery times. All adults who registered shall have received their cards by the end of 2021.

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How much does it cost to obtain the card?

The service is absolutely free. The cost of the card has been catered for by the Government.
However, there will be charges for the replacement of lost or damaged cards.
In case of any fraudulent call asking for payment to receive their Huduma Card, one is advised to call the Huduma Namba Call Centre on 0800221111 for action on the same.

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If one registered for the Huduma Namba card in Kenya but has moved out of the country temporarily, how do they pick their card?

They are advised to pick their card when they get back into the country.However, if they have moved permanently, they can update their residency details and choose their preferred delivery destination through the Huduma Namba Web Portal (https://www.hudumanamba.go.ke).Huduma Cards for those in the Diaspora will be collected in respective Kenyan Embassies and High Commissions as selected through the Huduma Namba Web Portal.

One can also send an email to the Huduma Namba official email address: contactcentre@hudumanamba.go.ke to select their preferred delivery destination.

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If one registered with the passport, can they pick their Huduma Namba card using the passport?

Yes. Additionally, the original 2nd generation National Identification Card for Kenyan adults, Refugee Card for refugees and Alien Card for Foreign Nationals will be used to collect the Huduma Card.

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Can I pick my card with a photocopy of the National ID?

No. You can only pick your Huduma Card with the original 2nd generation National Identification Card or Kenyan Passport for Kenyan citizens, Refugee Card for Refugees, Passport/Alien Card for Foreign Nationals.

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I received a call from a unique number and the person calling said they are calling from Huduma Namba, is it a valid number?

The official Huduma Namba number is 0800221111. This is the ONLY number that will be used by the Huduma Namba Call Agents to call you.

If you receive a call from a number that is NOT the above claiming they are calling from Huduma Namba, kindly take note of the phone number used to call you and immediately notify our Call Centre through the toll-free number provided above for immediate action to be taken.

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If I lost my Huduma Namba card, how can I replace it?

You will have to report to the nearest National Registration Bureau Station or Huduma Centre to be assisted.

There will be a fee for replacing lost Huduma cards. The fees to be charged for replacement will be communicated later through a Gazette Notice by the Cabinet Secretary Interior & Coordination of National Government.

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If I was registered at home, can my Huduma Namba card be delivered at my house?

No. Collection of Huduma Cards, just like the current 2nd Generation National ID, will be collected at the existing, functional National Registration Bureau (NRB) offices and the Huduma Centres across the country and one will be notified on where to collect once the card has been delivered through the HUDUMA NAMBA SMS.

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If one is incapacitated, sick living with a disability or too old, how will they pick up their Huduma card?

The local National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs) i.e. Regional Commissioner, County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioner, Assistant County Commissioner, Chief and Assistant Chief may need to be informed of such cases so they can intervene and make arrangements with the issuance officers in order to provide mobile issuance services and have the cards delivered to the vulnerable recipients.

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If one did not include all their details during the initial phase of registration can they change now?

Currently the Card will be printed with the information provided earlier. However, the Government will later open registration as a continuous exercise and its then when people will be able to update their records.

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Can one pick Huduma Card for someone else?

No. One cannot pick the Huduma Card for someone else since the system is automated and requires the particular recipients to personally collect their cards from their respective delivery destinations.

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Is the toll-free number usable overseas?

Yes. All you need to add is Kenya’s international code (+254) followed by 080022111.

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What if the card details are incorrect once the cards are delivered?

People are advised to confirm that their card details as indicated on the face of the card are correct when picking them at the delivery destination. In case of errors, one should indicate the correct details to the issuing officer and leave the card at the delivery destination for correction after which they will be notified through SMS on when to collect

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What if a spouse gets the Huduma Card before the other?

The other spouse should wait for a notification from HUDUMA NAMBA when their card is ready. Cards will be produced individually.

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What if the changes their phone number?

Call the Huduma Namba Call Centre using the toll-free number 0800221111 and inform the Call Agent of the change of phone number. You can also send an email to contactcentre@hudumanamba.go.ke to indicate the same.

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Can I use my Huduma Namba Card as an Identity Card to do transactions now?

No. The current National ID (which is the 2nd generation ID) will remain in use as the official National Identity Card until when the Cabinet Secretary degazette and gazette the Huduma Card (3rd generation ID) as the official National Identity Card.

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Will children (under 18) receive their Huduma Cards?

No. The registered children will get a Huduma Namba which will be linked to their parents’ Huduma Namba and the Huduma Card.

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What happens to a minor with a Huduma Namba but no Huduma Card and attains the age of 18?

The individual should present themselves to the nearest National Registration Bureau Station or Huduma Centre for update of their particulars, after which the Huduma Card will be processed and be ready for issuance within 90 days. The individual will receive an SMS from HUDUMA NAMBA informing them that their card is ready for collection.

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When will the Registration for those who did not register in the first phase begin?

Preparation have been put in place for the Second round and therefore continuous registration which will commence within the month of May 2021 on a date to be announced by the Cabinet Secretary/ Principal Secretary State department of interior.

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How can I check the Status of my Huduma Card

The Huduma Team is currently developing a portal (platform/system) that will enable one to check:

Where their Huduma Card has been delivered for collection (if card is already produced but recipient deleted or did not receive notification SMS)

The status of HudumaCard (if not yet produced)

Whether further details of a person will be required before a card is printed.

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National Treasury

What is the National Treasury?

The Ministry of National Treasury and Planning was established following the reorganization of Government on 14th January 2020 through Executive Order No. 1 of 2020. The Ministry is made up of the National Treasury and the State Department for Planning.

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Which are the functions of the National Treasury?

The functions of the National Treasury include:
Overall Economic Policy Management, Management of Public Finance, Formulation of National Budget, Public Debt Management, Formulation and Maintenance of Government Accounting Standards, Bilateral and Multi-Lateral Financial Relations, Capital Markets Policy, Oversight over Revenue Collection as Prescribed under all Written Laws, Competition Policy Management, National Pensions Policy Management and Insurance Policy and Regulation.

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Which are the services provided by the Ministry?

Services provided by the Ministry include: Motor Car Loan, Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO), Registration for Persons with Disabilities, Women & Youth, IFMIS, Pension Management and Tenders.

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How is the National Budget prepared?

The formulation and preparation of the Budget involves development and submission of key documents for approval by Cabinet and Parliament. The process is guided by the budget calendar which stipulates timelines for a number of key activities to be undertaken in order to finalize the Budget and submit it for approval by 30th April of each financial Year. The budget calendar is usually contained in the Treasury circular issued in accordance to Section 36 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, providing guidelines on the processes and procedures for preparing the subsequent Financial year and the Medium-Term Budget.

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How is Pension administered for Civil Servants in Kenya?

The Pensions Act (Cap.189), the main Act, makes provisions for the granting and regulating the payment of pensions, gratuities and other allowances in respect of the public service for officers under the Government of Kenya.
Civil Servants or their dependents may be paid, on leaving the service of the Government and on fulfilling certain conditions, one or more of the following benefits.
• Commuted pension gratuity (lump sum) plus monthly pension
• Service gratuity
• Marriage gratuity
• Compassionate gratuity
• Death gratuity
• Annual allowance
• Injury pension
• Dependents’ Pension
• Widows and Children’s Pension
• Killed on Duty Pension
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What are the requirements for registration of an IFMIS account?

a. Applicant’s first name and last name
b. Company’s phone number
Original scans of:
c. National ID card or passport.
d. Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration Certificate.
e. A Partnership Deed if you are running a partnership business.
f. CR12 if you are running a Limited Company.
g. A tax compliance certificate Letter from the National Construction
Authority (NCA)

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Who are the development partners for PFMR Secretariat?

The key Development Partners who support strategy implementation include the World Bank, AFD, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Denmark (Danida) and USAID. others include the Canadian Development International Agency (CIDA) and European Union

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Why does the Government of Kenya incur Public Debt? What is the current debt status of the country?

(a) All borrowings are done through the Cabinet Secretary, and are for the following purposes:
a) Financing government budget deficits;
b) Honoring obligations under national government guarantees;
c) Refinancing and pre-financing existing debts;
d) For cash management;
e) To finance development projects including on-lending to approved entities;
As of the end of June 2020, Kenya’s total debt stock stood at 6.7 trillion Kenyan shillings ($62 billion), equivalent to about 66 per cent of our total national wealth, as estimated by the gross domestic product (GDP)

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What is the role of the National Treasury in the devolved system of Government? The National Treasury is mandated by law to:

• Strengthen financial and fiscal relations between the National Government and County Governments and encourage support for county governments in performing their functions.
• Assist county governments to develop their capacity for efficient, effective and transparent financial management.
• Prepare the annual Division of Revenue Bill and the County Allocation of Revenue Bill

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Public Service

What is the Public Service Commission (PSC)?

It is a constitutional Service Commission established under Article 233 of the Constitution.

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Who are the members of the Commission?

It is composed of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and seven members.

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What are the functions of the Commission?
  • Establishment and abolition of offices in the public service
  • Appointments
  • Disciplinary control
  • Promotion of values and principles
  • Compliance audit
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of the public service
  • Development of human resources in the public service
  • Conditions of service, code of conduct and qualification of officers
  • Reports to the President and Parliament
  • County appeals
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Where are the Public Service Commission Offices situated?

Harambee Avenue, Commission House, next to Harambee House and Sheria House.

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How can one contact the Commission?

The Secretary, Public Service Commission
P. O. Box 30095, 00100
Harambee Avenue, Commission House NAIROBI
Email: psck@publicservice.go.ke
Website: www.publicservice.go.ke
Telephone: +254-20-2227471-5 Fax: +254-20-214791
Mobile: +254-724-253-807, +254-735-800-282

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What are the official business hours of the Commission?

Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except for public holidays

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What is Establishment and Management Consultancy Services (E&MCS)?

A directorate in the PSC that establishes and abolishes offices in the Public structures, handles organization structures and authorized establishment.

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What are the main functions of Establishment and Management Consultancy Services?

Establishment and abolition of offices in the public service.

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Who initiates the process of establishment and abolition of offices in the public service?

Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Public Service Commission.

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Who approves structures and establishment in the public service?

The Public Service Commission Board

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Can the structures and establishment be reviewed?

Organization structures are reviewed yearly by PSC; upon reorganization of government and on request by MDAs

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Are there policy guidelines on establishment and abolition of offices?

Guidelines on Establishment and abolition of offices Guidelines on design of development of organization structures

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Under what circumstances offices may be established and abolished?
  • When the mandate for which the office was set up is fulfilled; it is obsolete/redundant;
  • Upon repeal of the establishing laws;
  • Upon re-organization of office\
  • Following technological changes;
  • Where there are duplications/overlaps/mergers
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What are career progression guidelines?

Career progression guidelines are Schemes of Service. It provides a linkage between an officer’s performance and career advancement, and adopts a new Job Classification based on complexity of roles and qualifications and competencies required to undertake work at the different levels. Career Progression Guidelines will facilitate:-

  • Evaluation of work effectiveness;
  • Simplification of job classification;
  • Reflection of labour market realities;
  • Reflection of labour market realities;
  • Alignment of work to performance management and pay policy initiatives;
  • Career development as well as upward and horizontal mobility; and

Mechanism for monitoring and evaluating career progression

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What is the public service competency framework?

Competency Framework is a structure that sets out and defines each individual competency required by individuals working in an organisation or part of an organisation. The objective of the Competency Framework is to provide a comprehensive way of linking individual performance to the goals of the service

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When can one apply for a job at the Public Service Commission?

When the Commission has advertised vacant posts in the Public Service.

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Where does the Commission place advertisements for vacant posts?
  • The Commission places advertisements:
  • The Commission’s Website – www.publicservice.go.ke
  • The Commissions Portal – www.psckjobs.go.ke
  • The Mainstream print media
  • he Commission Notice Board
  • The Government Website – www.gov.go.ke
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How can one apply for a job advertised by Public Service Commission?

By filing the prescribed on-line PSC.2 (Revised 2016) application form through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or through the Commission’s Job Portal www.psckjobs.go.ke

By filling the prescribed manual PSC. 2 (Revised 2016) Application Form downloadable through the Commission’s Website.

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What steps should be followed in applying online for a job advertised by the Commission?

Once jobs are advertised they are posted on our jobs portal and Website www.psckjobs.go.ke, www.publicservice.go.ke

  • Register by clicking on register link and provide the relevant details.
  • Go to the long in page and log in using your User Name, ID Number and Password as provided.
  • Click on the Apply Link and fill the prescribed PSC Application form.

Fill all the Information and click on ‘Submit’ button to submit your application.

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Fill all the Information and click on ‘Submit’ button to submit your application.

Yes, the online Recruitment and Selection System allows applications to amend/revisit their application(s) at any time BEFORE the advert closure date. Note: If you have filled the form correctly, you will see a message allocating a folio number on your screen informing you that you have successfully submitted your application.

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How do I deliver my manual application for a job advertised by the Commission?
  • Through the Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 30095-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Through Courier Services
  • By Hand delivery to the Commission House, Harambee Avenue.
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What does the selection process involve?

The selection process entails a criteria derived from the job advert requirements as well as constitutional requirements. Shortlisted candidates are invited for oral interviews which are competency based. All posts will have at least one formal interview, the panel consists of PSC Commissioners with technical Human Resource representative as appropriate. The Authorized Officer of the recruiting Ministry/State Department is notified of the Successful candidates by the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission once the Commission has made a decision on the appointment

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