The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) says not all Kenyans need to register their SIM cards afresh.
This follows a response from Kenyans ahead of the April 15th deadline.
The CA had previously warned that all unregistered lines will be disconnected by April 15, and their owners might face fines of up to Sh300,000 or a six-month prison term, or both.
According to Ezra Chiloba, the CA did not expressly force telecommunications firms to register every new sim card.
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“The persons targeted are owners of SIM cards that haven’t been registered, or who have been registered using other people’s identification credentials, such as children who use their parents’ or guardians’ ID details for registration,” he explained.
“However, if you are unsure about the status of your line registration, please contact your telecommunications service provider or use the USSD code *106# to confirm your status,” he said.
Chiloba accused telecommunications providers of being “overzealous” in requiring all Kenyans to re-register their lines, stating, “That’s not what we requested them to do.”