Written By Mary Mumbua 📝
The Communications Authority of Kenya has announced that Kenyans who will not have registered their SIM cards by April 15th 2022 could face a jail sentence of up-to 6 months or a cash bail of KES 300,000 or even both.
According to Director General Ezra Chiloba of the Communications Authority, the move is intended to reduce cybercrime and digital fraud.
“There would be no extension period, so those still dragging their feet should wake up to the reality and register with their respective telecom service providers or face permanent deactivation,” stated Chiloba.
The service, which takes less than 5 minutes, requires users to visit their service providers with their National ID and append a digital signature, as well as have a photo of themselves taken and their SIM card registration updated.
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