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Twelve year-olds to own ID cards if Bill passes

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Your twelve-year-old will soon have the right to own a national identity (ID) card if proposed amendments to the registration of Persons Act go through.The possession of an ID card will not, however, give anyone below the age of 18 years the right to vote, marry, drive, take alcohol and enter discotheques.According to Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang, a draft Bill containing the proposed amendments has already been forwarded to the Attorney General’s office from the ministry and could soon be tabled in Parliament for debate."We seriously considered these amendments after I was advised by technocrats that at the age of 12, the thumbprints of a person are as stable as those of an 18-year-old...For info http://eastafricaradiousa.com/blog/?p=7255

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