The high court in Kenya has declared illegal the rollout of a biometric ID scheme also known as Huduma Namba.
The judge said the rollout went against the 2019 data Protection act.
The government was also faulted for not assessing how data protection would be impacted before the rollout.
The interior ministry has been ordered to conduct the assessment in line with the law.
The Huduma Namba scheme was launched to bring together on one card details about a citizen so that they could get easy access to all the government services.