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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 plan has not yet been implemented.
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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
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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]
 
**[https://www.kibs.co.ke/KENDDA/index.php Kenya DNA Database KENDDA]
 
**[https://www.kibs.co.ke/KENDDA/index.php Kenya DNA Database KENDDA]
 
**[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).
 
**[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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*Press articles
 
*Press articles
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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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]

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.

Resources