Kenyans now have till October 15 to have their telecommunications firms update their information.
CA further stated that consumers who do not register their SIM cards by the revised deadline will be fined.
Hundreds of thousands of Kenyans failed to make the April 15 deadline, prompting the government agency to extend it.
On Thursday, April 14, CA’s Director General, Ezra Chiloba, and the MNOs met to analyze the exercise’s success rate.
In an earlier press conference, Chiloba noted, “It is the role of the operators to advise on whether to turn off the unregistered lines or maybe offer an extension and allow as many Kenyans as possible to register.”
The registration process, according to CA, is enshrined in the constitution, which requires mobile network operators to carry it out.
“The duty to update subscriber registration information is primarily in place to protect telecommunications service consumers, such as you and me. Sim-boxing, financial fraud, abduction, terrorism, and other associated crimes are common in instances where sim card registration processes have been compromised “Chiloba made a remark.
In a five-minute activity, mobile subscribers will be required to present their National Identification number and a photo.
This is in keeping with the most recent push to enforce strict restrictions by acquiring millions of members’ biometric data.