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County set to launch biometric system ID cards to weed out imposters

Nairobi, 22nd November, 2022

Nairobi City County is set to launch a new biometric system ID cards that will clearly identify employees of Nairobi County and weed out imposters who have terrorized Nairobi residents for long.

This is Governor Sakaja’s concern and approach to make Nairobi a city of order, dignity, hope and opportunities for all.

This announcement comes after the County’s Investigations department arrested Dennis Kinari for forgery of Nairobi City County Government identity documents.

M Kinari                                                                                                 Dennis Kinari, the suspected imposter.
Kinari was found with four fake identity cards, a national ID while the other three were fake Nairobi County staff ID cards. Kinari purported to work for the Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board and Monitoring and Evaluation Board. Mr. Kinari was arrested after a complaint was filed by a spa owner in Westlands where he went under the pretense of being an inspection officer and solicited for money from the owner. Mr. Kinari is set to be arraigned in court.

Said Governor Sakaja, “We will soon introduce new staff ID cards which will have special features including a USSD query system *647#.

If the response is negative, then the trader/ person being harassed can alert Nairobi City County customer care or report to the nearest police station.   Extortion and corruption amongst staff members must stop and service delivery must prevail in this city. I will ensure order and dignity is returned to this great city which continues to be the transport, communication and business hub in Africa.”


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