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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) wants mobile operators to suspend with immediate effect all simcards whose registration status is not in compliance with the Sim cards regulations act.
The move will see thousands of unregistered and partially registered sim cards suspended and deactivated.
The Authority in a statement said it came to their attention that some Mobile Network Operators and subscribers are not complying with the requirements of the Kenya Information and Communications Simcards registration regulations act of 2015.
“ The Communications Authority has, therefore directed all mobile operators to suspend with immediate effect all SIM-Cards whose registration status is not in compliance with the SIM-Cards Regulations,” read part of th statement as seen by ventsiri.
Ventsiri has learnt that the regulations require all Sim-cards to be registered prior to activation.
Those who have not registered their Sim cards should provide the following particulars: full names, National identity card, service card, passport or alien card number.
You are also required to provide information regarding your date of birth, gender and physical address where applicable.
Institutions will be required to provide a certificate of registration or incorporation and a copy of the Nation ID or a passport of at least one director.
Statutory bodies will proved a letter that is duly signed by the Chief Executive Officer or the person responsible for the day to day management of the statutory body is required when registering Sim Cards.
CA further stated that those whose Sim cards will be suspended may be reactivated upon submission of the relevant information to their service provider.