CA Extends Sim Card Registration Deadline

Ezra Chiloba [Photo: CA]

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has now extended the SIM card registration exercise by 6 months, to 15th of October 2022.

According to Director General Ezra Chiloba the extension is to give customers an opportunity to validate respective details of registration. 

Chiloba who spoke on Thursday hinted at the extension, saying the authority will have extensive consultations with the Mobile Network Operators.

“We will have a meeting this evening to deliberate ways in which we can help citizens register.

The SIM cards might be switched off tomorrow but we will listen to the operators because it was their obligation to re-register the SIM cards afresh and ensure that persons seeking to do so submit all of the required details as mandated by law,” said Chiloba.

The deadline for registration was set for today, with thousands of Kenyans fearing to have their lines disconnected by their mobile service providers.

This comes after mobile service provider Safaricom rolled out online registration of the SIM cards, as some Mpesa agents were also allowed to register customers.

This is after Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya who have been allowing their customers to submit their details online.

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