The Communication Commission of Kenya has issued a warning to all unregistered SIM card users ,that they risk being jailed for a period of three years or being fined 300,000 shillings.
The communication body has thus told all affected individuals to register their sim cards by Friday or face the consequences.
Speaking during a press conference yesterday ,Kenya’s Information and Communication Permanent Secretary, Bitange Ndemo stated that the sim card registration exercise is being taken seriously since it is aimed at reducing incidents of crime and terrorism.
“We have until Friday and everybody should understand that the implication of not registering would actually cost them Sh300, 000 or three years in jail.”
“The regulations are already with the Attorney General’s office and the gazette notice is coming out on Friday. The legal framework is already in place,” he said.
Ndemo added that mobile operators who do not switch off unregistered lines will also pay a Sh300, 000 fine per sim card,Capital news said