The Future of Kenyans After Huduma Namba, Braise Yourselves.
Understanding the pending Huduma that’s so urgent to the leadership of this country to a point they had to force this Number down our throats, it’s a bitter pill for the citizens to swallow but before we know it the government will have forged forward with their agenda and motives whatever they are.
A whispering wind has it that the 2022 general election rigging is just underway and this time numbers are going to be digital, and my guess is they have to harvest the data now, it’s only whispers, who knows the truth? All this but not forgetting that someone must have ordered a national census, in this case a man from Beijing who was so generous for the last 15 yrs is starting to tighten his grip on the yen’s, however the greedy politicians have not stolen enough to keep them relevant over the next general elections, the best way for anyone to plan an attack to you is by first understanding you inside out, who knows China might be calling the shots.
It’s no wonder the man has forgotten his father’s fly whisk and taken to fly gins. The culprits are many, but there have also been colossal failures in leading markets and overseeing institutions. A new modus vivendi between democracies and financial markets needs to be found. Banking and sovereign debt crises are closely intertwined and they both cross national borders.
China is the world’s salesman when it comes to information technology. It exports the most cameras, laptop computers, and TV screens. Nearly every smartphone that’s sold around the world was produced in the factories of China. Nine out of the world’s top 12 smartphone makers are headquartered in the Middle Kingdom. Increasingly, however, China is not just exporting ICT goods. It’s exporting digital authoritarianism.
Many will not believe me but to tell you the truth the Chinese leadership has used digital technologies to cement its grip on power. Surveillance cameras, autonomous drones, citizens’ data — all are used to advance the communist party’s interests and stifle any opposition. Big data meets Big Brother. George Orwell’s nightmare vision is coming true, and it’s coming from China, the world’s first digital totalitarian state. Now an increasing number of countries is interested in learning from China. And Beijing is happy to teach them.
It has held seminars with representatives from more than 30 different countries on regulating the digital space. It has provided capacity-buildings on how to regulate the digital realm to Uganda and Tanzania, both of which have afterwards introduced Chinese-style internet controls and cybersecurity laws. It has hosted officials from North Africa training them in cyberspace management and introducing them to its system of surveillance and censorship. And its companies are happy to provide the digital backbone for authoritarian leaders to exercise their control. ZTE and Huawei are building the internet infrastructure for many African states, while companies such as Guangzhou-based Cloudwalk Technology have inked deals with Zimbabwe to provide it with a massive facial recognition infrastructure. China’s big brother is coming to Africa and in a big way.
With China’s digital authoritarianism going global, it is no wonder that this year’s Freedom on the Net report highlights the decline of internet freedom and democracy for the eighth consecutive year. According to the report from US-based think tank Freedom House, almost a third of the 65 countries assessed, have come up with new laws to restrict online media. 18 governments have increased surveillance and 26 in total have constricted online freedom.
We are facing a struggle between liberal democracy and authoritarianism in the digital realm. Humanity is on the highway to digital dictatorship. Massive surveillance, big data coupled with artificial intelligence is making it ever easier to monitor and control billions of people. AI could allow authoritarian centralised systems to become much more efficient than democratic decentralised systems. The main agenda of any handicap of authoritarian regimes in the 20th century is the desire to concentrate all information and power in one place, may become their decisive advantage in the 21st century, this goes too deep from who you are, what you own and you movements.
Controlling the digital infrastructure of other nations, China is able to make use of that strategic position for intelligence operations, electronic surveillance and geopolitical influence. After all, these digital infrastructures usually come with backdoor mechanisms allowing China access to crucial data. It wasn’t that long ago that reports uncovered, how Beijing bugged the Chinese-built African Union headquarters, which led to significant data transfers. Most recently, intelligence reports highlight how China’s secret service used the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to pursue cyber espionage.
It’s in my thought that most of you will now understand the urgency to get the huduma and thus why we must utilize the paid taxes to create a clean parallel database based on huduma namba. We may not get it today, we have seen so many people and things been thrown in and out of this mess, the banned companies, the courts order and resolutions that have been ignored, those will go a long way in cleaning up the politicians who campaigned for it just in case things get messy and a whistles blower digs up some worms, they will be to this number than just a database in 5 yrs times. The number will trace you movements step by step, through any transactions that got digital footprint including a simple M-Pesa transactions, thanks to MasterCard Technology.
The reason why today no one in the whole country has been the presented with the outcome and a national exercises that has taxed the country in billions, leave me puzzled. The national identity card system and database becomes unnecessary and with years obsolete and on the other hand the beneficiaries of huduma namba laughing all the to the bank.