Fraudulent use of SIM cards has been a great concern to the government of Kenya.
According to the system data, there exists many SIM cards unregistered while others are registered with no trace of exact owners.
This is brought about by multiple registration of SIM cards using the same identification number (ID) details, whereby in some cases the consent of the owners to the identification numbers is not consulted.
The deadline for SIM card re-registration remains to be the 15th day of April 2022. Anyone who fails to meet this deadline is subject to experiencing deactivation of their SIM cards. This decree cuts across the Safaricom, Airtel and Telcom operators.
According to the communication authority of Kenya (CA), those who will not have hit the deadline will face a disciplinary action by the government, which includes a 300,000 kenya shillings fine or a six month jail.
For the safaricom operators, you must present yourself physically to the Safaricom shops spread across the country for the exercise.
Even so, the Airtel and Telcom SIM operators have a reason to be happy since we have given out a step by step procedure to re-register your SIM card. The procedure involves the following procedure;
I) Go to the registration portal below
II) Enter your Telcom Kenya number. An OTP will be sent to you for verification.
III)Enter your ID number.
IV) Upload the front side of your ID.
V) Enter the backside of your ID
VI) Click submit and you’re done.
Since only a few Kenyans have taken up the call, the announcement will hit most Kenyans differently. Those adversely affected are the majority from rural areas.
This is the third time the government of Kenya is asking its inhabitants to update their details with the respective subscribers, after a similar attempt in 2012 and 2018.
For those who don’t have valid Kenyan identification cards like refugees and other outsiders, chance is given to use your valid passport.