Mobile firms given 2 days to switch off illegal subscribers

Customers at a Safaricom shop in Nakuru. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The Kenya Information and Communications (Registration of SIM-cards) Regulations 2015 allow a telecommunications operator or the CA to deactivate a subscriber’s SIM-card on establishment that false information was provided in registering it.
  • Under the SIM-card registration regulations, the subscribers must appear in person to provide correct information. Incorrect information is an offense that attracts a fine of Sh100,000, or six months imprisonment.

Mobile operators have until Friday to remove unregistered subscribers and those listed using fraudulent documents from their networks or face fines of up to 0.2 per cent of their annual sales.

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