The Communications Authority of Kenya has extended the SIM card registration deadline.
Sim card registration exercise whose deadline was today, Friday 15th April has been extended by six months to 15th October.
According to the CA, users who will have failed to meet the set deadline will be fined.
Service providers who would not have registered their customers by the new deadline will also be fined.
“The regulations state that proper SIM card registration includes a photo ID, and since 2017 we have asked mobile service providers to comply, but they have not,” said the regulator.
The directive also affects individuals who have purchased multiple SIM cards but are yet to register all of them using their photo IDs.
The extension also followed extensive consultations between CA and the Mobile Network Operators (MNO).
CA’s Director-General, Ezra Chiloba, and the Mobile Network Operators (MNO) held a meeting on Thursday, 14th April to assess the success rate of the exercise.