The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has extended SIM Cards registration exercise by a further six months, up to October 15, 2022.
The extension was reached upon in a meeting between the government and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), after a majority of Kenyans failed to comply before the deadline.
Chiloba and the MNOs held a meeting on Thursday, April 14 to assess the success rate of the exercise.
“It is the responsibility of the operators who will advise on whether to switch off the unregistered lines or probably give an extension and allow as many Kenyans as possible to register,” Chiloba had said.
Non-compliant SIM users risk spending six months in jail, or a Ksh300,000 fine, or both.
The Communications Authority of Kenya says the mass registration of mobile users is part of the Government’s efforts to weed out rogue people that engage in mobile money fraud and other crimes.