Only a day remaining before communication authorities can deactivate all Sim cards which have not been registered as per the new regulations. The deadline for SIM Card registration lapses tomorrow.
According to a directive issued by the Communications Authority of Kenya on April this year, the process of Sim registration comes to an end tomorrow after which the communication authority warned of regulatory measures including shutdown for non-registered numbers.
The original deadline for SIM registration had been set for April 15th but it was extended by six months to allow network operators and subscribers enough time to comply.
The Communications Authority informs that the primary objective of the process is to protect consumers of telecommunication services since all the service operators will retain a copy of the identification documents of every subscriber.
To protect you from the vulnerability of your identification details being used to commit crime, mobile service providers including Safaricom and Airtel have provided a solution for you to confirm phone numbers registered using your ID.
You can access it through *106#. This USSD menu allows you to:
1. Check your numbers alongside the credentials used to register it.
2. Report unknown numbers associated with your ID.
3. Cancel any reported numbers.