Safaricom, the largest telecommunications company in the country, has finally launched an online SIM card registration before the deadline of the Communications Authority on Friday, April 15, 2022.
This is after the cries of Kenyans on social media, who told the company to follow in the footsteps of Telkom which had launched a SIM card online registration.
The Kenya Communications Authority announced that all SIM cards used must be registered by Friday, saying the process is a common occurrence in the country.
In recent days, long queues have appeared at several registration centers across the country before the deadline.
Unregistered SIM cards in Kenya will be banned as the government intensifies its fight against crime and improves data accuracy.
It is the third time in a decade that the regulator has set a deadline to turn off the SIM card after a similar attempt in 2012 and 2018.
According to the authority, mobile operators and registered users had ample time to undertake a cleanup exercise at their request in 2018.