Communications Authority Extends the SIM Card Registration by Six Months

The Communications Authority of Kenya has announced that they have extended the date of the SIM card registration by 6 months.

In a recent announcement, the Communications Authority of Kenya has disclosed that they have extended the SIM card registration’s deadline by six months with the new date now being October 15th, 2022.

“So far, Safaricom PLC has reported 67 per cent compliance, Airtel Kenya 55 per cent while Telkom Kenya is at 33 per cent. In order to ensure that operators meet their obligation, the Authority has decided to extend the SIM card registration validation period for a further six (6) months. The new deadline for updating subscriber registration details will be 15th October 2022.

During this period, the Authority will undertake monthly reviews to assess progress. At the expiry of the six (6) months, the Authority will further conduct a detailed compliance audit on each of the operators.

Subsequently, any case of non-compliance with the SIM Card Registration Regulations 2015 by either the operators or subscribers will attract immediate penalties as laid out by law.”

Ezra Chiloba, Director General, CA

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