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According to Interpol, Kenya has adopted a DNA database legislation and is planning a DNA database.  
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According to Interpol, Kenya has adopted a DNA database legislation and is planning a DNA database. In 2018, Kenya adopted legislation allowing the government to collect DNA from every citizen as part of its national identity scheme. This was ruled intrusive and unconstitutional by Kenya's High Court in January 2020.
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
*External links
 
*External links
**[http://www.justice.gov/criminal/icitap/programs/forensics.html The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)] Lists assistance from the US to Kenya to set up a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory.
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**[https://www.khrc.or.ke/publications/214-judgement-on-niims-huduma-namba/file.html High Court of Kenya: Nubian Rights Forum & 2 others v Attorney General & 6 others; Child Welfare Society & 9 others (Interested Parties) (2020) eKLR]
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**[https://www.kibs.co.ke/KENDDA/index.php Kenya DNA Database KENDDA]
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**[http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/AmendmentActs/2018/StatuteLawMischellaneousNo18of2018.pdf The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2018] Amends the Registration of Persons Act to include DNA (p.321).
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**[http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2018/StatuteLawMiscellaneousAmendmentsBill2018.pdf The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Bill, 2018] Amendments to the Registration of Persons Act to include DNA begin on p.11 of the pdf.
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**[https://blog.cipit.org/2018/08/03/big-brother-is-watching-the-implications-of-the-proposed-collection-of-dna-data-in-the-registration-of-persons/ CIPIT Blog: ‘Big Brother is Watching’: The Implications of the Proposed collection of DNA Data in the Registration of Persons (3rd August 2018)]
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**[https://www.justice.gov/criminal-icitap/africa-and-middle-east The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)] Lists assistance from the US to Kenya to set up a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory.
  
 
*Press articles
 
*Press articles
**[http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000128395/establish-forensic-lab-and-dna-database-to-contain-rape-kiambu-mcas-direct-executive Standard Digital: Establish forensic lab and DNA database to contain rape, Kiambu MCAs direct executive (16th July 2014)]
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**[https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51324954 BBC: Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears (31st January 2020)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001344181/state-can-share-huduma-details-without-your-consent Standard Digital: State admits Huduma Numba information will be shared without consent (3rd October 2019)]
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**[https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-09-28-criminals-to-be-traced-and-profiled-through-dna-says-matiangi/ The Star: Criminals to be traced and profiled through DNA, says Matiang'i (28th September 2019)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001343632/police-to-spend-sh9b-on-dna-data-says-cs Standard Digital: Police to spend Sh9b on DNA data, says CS (28th September 2019)]
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**[http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/30/c_138349019.htm Xinhua Net: Kenya acquires new DNA equipment to fight against crime (30th August 2019)]
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**[https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/kenya-huduma-data-commodification-government-tyranny-190806134307370.html Al Jazeera: Kenya's Huduma: Data commodification and government tyranny (6th August 2019)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001331945/how-huduma-namba-can-link-you-to-crime Standard Media: Study shows how Huduma Namba can identify criminals (30th June 2019)]
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**[https://www.biometricupdate.com/201905/reports-weigh-potential-positive-and-negative-social-impacts-of-digital-id Biometric Update: Reports weigh potential positive and negative social impacts of digital ID (2nd May 2019)]
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**[https://techweez.com/2019/04/25/draft-data-protection-policy-bill-approved/ techweez: Kenya Parliament Approves Progressive Draft Data Protection Policy and Bill (25th April 2019)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001320101/questions-over-huduma-namba-as-mass-registration-takes-shape Standard Digital: Questions over Huduma Namba as mass registration takes shape (9th April 2019)]
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**[https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/04/the-relentless-march-to-mandatory-nationwide-dna-databases-picks-up-pace-around-the-world/ Privacy News Online: The march to mandatory, nationwide DNA databases picks up pace around the world (3rd April 2019)]
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**[https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019/02/19/rights-group-seeks-to-block-access-to-private-information_c1896484 The Star: Rights group seeks to block access to private information (19th February 2019)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001314072/huduma-how-not-to-roll-out-a-state-drive Standard Digital: Huduma: How not to roll-out a state drive (23rd February 2019)]
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**[https://qz.com/africa/1555938/kenya-biometric-data-id-not-with-mastercard-but-faces-opposition/ Quartz: Kenya’s plan to store its citizens’ DNA is facing massive resistance (21st February 2019)]
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**[https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2019/02/08/kenya-government-mandates-dna-linked-national-id-without-data-protection-law/ Mozilla Blog: Kenya Government mandates DNA-linked national ID, without data protection law (8th February 2019)]
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**[https://www.mwakilishi.com/article/business-news/2019-02-03/french-it-firm-accused-of-meddling-with-kenyas-2017-presidential-election Mwakilishi: French IT Firm Accused of Meddling with Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections Wins New Sh6 Billion Gov't Tender (2nd March 2019)]
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**[https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/36494-details-and-information-about-niims-registration-portal Kenyans: NIIMS: Everything You Need to Know About It (1st February 2019)]
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**[https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/dot9/walubengo/2274560-4956076-onoiqh/index.html Daily Nation: Will the state collecting citizen DNA data not be a step too far in the war against terror? (29th January 2019)]
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**[https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/36400-8-biggest-fears-over-govts-dna-collection Kenyans: 8 Biggest Fears Over Government DNA Collection (29th January 2019)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001311144/fear-over-uhuru-mass-dna-order Stannard Digital: Rights groups and lawyers warn on State push for DNA (29th January)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001310961/new-state-registry-raises-fears-over-data-protection Standard Digital: New State registry raises fears over data protection (27th January 2019)]
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**[https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Ex-MP-lauds-DNA-use-in-registration-/1056-4953720-c11mv4/index.html The Nation: Ex-MP lauds move to use DNA samples in persons’ registration (27th January 2019)]
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**[https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy/Uhuru-backs-law-change/3946234-4943254-s1fi2b/index.html Business Daily: Uhuru backs law change to start listing of Kenyans’ DNA (20th January 2019)]
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**[http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/12/14/dci-starts-probe-into-naivasha-tanker-blast-takes-dna-samples_c1472872 The Star: DCI starts probe into Naivasha tanker blast, takes DNA samples (14th December 2016)]
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**[https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000128395/establish-forensic-lab-and-dna-database-to-contain-rape-kiambu-mcas-direct-executive Standard Digital: Establish forensic lab and DNA database to contain rape, Kiambu MCAs direct executive (16th July 2014)]
 
**[http://allafrica.com/stories/201309271510.html AllAfrica.com: Kenya: Interpol to Assist in Westgate Raid Probe (27th September 2013)]
 
**[http://allafrica.com/stories/201309271510.html AllAfrica.com: Kenya: Interpol to Assist in Westgate Raid Probe (27th September 2013)]
**[http://ucdavismagazine.ucdavis.edu/issues/sp11/csi_nairobi.html UC Davis magazine: Alumna launches East Africa's first private DNA testing lab and leads effort to create a crime-fighting database in Kenya]
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**[http://magazinearchive.ucdavis.edu/issues/sp11/csi_nairobi.html UC Davis magazine: Alumna launches East Africa's first private DNA testing lab and leads effort to create a crime-fighting database in Kenya (30th March 2011)]

Latest revision as of 03:52, 18 February 2020

According to Interpol, Kenya has adopted a DNA database legislation and is planning a DNA database. In 2018, Kenya adopted legislation allowing the government to collect DNA from every citizen as part of its national identity scheme. This was ruled intrusive and unconstitutional by Kenya's High Court in January 2020.

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