A photo of the President registering for Huduma Namba was fished from the archives by hawk-eyed Kenyans who compared it to the image used in the card.
Uhuru launched the rollout of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) dubbed Huduma Namba in Masii town, Machakos County back in April 2019.
In a photo taken by Uhuru back in April 2019, the Head of State had a white shirt on, without a tie and suit and took the photo on a grey background that was mostly used by the Huduma Namba agents.
The photo that appeared on the card, however, had Uhuru in a red tie, white shirt, complete with a suit and looked different from the one taken back in April.
Nyali MP Mohamed Ali was one of the Kenyans to note the disparity and went on to claim that the country was being taken for a ride.
“Huduma is something else. A photo is taken of you in a shirt, but the card is produced with you in a suit. We were played,” he noted.
The former journalist went ahead to post a photo of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who too had a different attire in the image taken during the registration and contrasted it with the one on the card.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i introduced the first Huduma Numba Card and presented it to the Head of State and Margaret.
Matiang’i then invited President Kenyatta to hand out 10 other Huduma Namba cards for validation to ten individuals.
Some Kenyans also questioned why the Deputy President William Ruto was not present with a Huduma Namba card during the event.