The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has extended the deadline for registering SIM cards across the country to October 15, 2022.
The deadline for countrywide SIM card registration was meant to be today (Friday, April 15).
Ezra Chiloba, CA’s Director-General, believes the move will give Kenyans more time to comply.
Mobile service providers who have not complied by then, according to Chiloba, will face severe fines.
Sim card owners who have not registered their lines will also be subject to the law.
Non-compliant SIM users face a six-month prison sentence, a Sh300,000 fine, or both.
According to Kenya’s Communications Authority, widespread registration of mobile phone users is part of the government’s endeavor to filter out rogues who indulge in mobile money fraud and other offences.