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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]
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**[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X19300841#bib44 Shako & Kalsi (2019) Forensic observations and recommendations on sexual and gender based violence in Kenya]
 
**[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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**[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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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.
 
**[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.
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**[https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_protect/---protrav/---ilo_aids/documents/legaldocument/wcms_127528.pdf The Sexual Offences Act No 3 of 2006]
  
 
*Press articles
 
*Press articles
**[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://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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]
 
**[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)]

Latest revision as of 02:32, 10 March 2021

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