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National Registration Bureau

National Registration Bureau (NRB) was established in 1978. It enforces the Registration of Persons Act (Cap 107), Laws of Kenya, which provides for the compulsory registration and issuance of Identity Cards to all Kenyans who have attained the age of 18 years and above. The department has established six hundred registration centers countrywide and as it deems appropriate mounts Mobile registration units in areas without established offices.

The core functions and operations of the department are mandated through an Act of Parliament: Chapter 107 Laws of Kenya. The functions include:

  1. Identification and registration of all Kenyan citizens who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and above.
  2. Production and issuance of secure identification documents
  3. Management of a comprehensive database of all registered persons
  4. Detection and prevention of illegal registration.

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