Sim cards must be sold by telephone service providers or their authorised representatives, not by hawkers, according to Kenya’s Communications Authority. CA claims that not everyone is needed to re-register their information, which just adds to the uncertainty among subscribers. “The demand of images and everything has been our biggest gripe. The regulations do not foresee that we will snap a picture of you.” “If you are properly registered, you do not need to re-register with your operator or service provider,” stated CA director-general Ezra Chiloba.
Not all Kenyans would need to re-register their SIM cards, according to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). This follows a period of uncertainty leading up to the April 15 deadline. Various publications provided conflicting information about who is required to register his or her SIM card, with some indicating that the entire telecoms market is required, while others claiming that only unlisted clients are required.
Unregistered SIM cards will be turned off by April 15, according to the Communications Authority (CA), and its owners face fines of up to Sh300,000 or a six-month jail sentence, or both. In the midst of the misunderstanding, The Standard reached out to CA Director-General Ezra Chiloba on Saturday, April 9 for clarification. “The Communications Authority did not issue an order requiring telecoms providers to re-register all SIM card subscribers,” Chiloba told The Standard confidentially.
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