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Kenya's controversial biometric project

A 60 million dollar government initiative to collect the data of millions of Kenyans has been criticised by civil rights groups. The aim is to store the fingerprints, personal data and ID numbers of the entire population of Kenya. Some civil rights groups are so concerned that they have taken the matter to Kenya's High Court that will in a few weeks time make a decision about the project. Keren Weitzberg is a teaching fellow at the University of London and is currently working on a project on ID cards and biometrics in Kenya.

(Picture: Biometric Voter Registration kit in Nairobi. Credit: SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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