With mere hours before the deadline, Safaricom PLC has finally allowed Kenyans to update their SIM card information and validate their registration.
The Communication Authority of Kenya had set April 15 as the deadline for the ongoing exercise it says seeks to enforce the SIM card registration regulations of 2015 and subsequently combat cybercrime and fraud in the digital space.
Long queues were seen at Safaricom shops all around Kenya as Kenyans scrambled to meet the deadline.
CA Director General Ezra Chiloba stated the Communication Authority will not extend the current SIM card registration deadline, urging unregistered mobile consumers to do so as soon as possible.
Users of the telecoms business merely need to go to the account part of the company’s website.
Users can follow easy instructions such as providing their phone number and consenting to the company’s terms and conditions at this part.
Other instructions include inputting an OTP, which directs users to the SIM card’s registered numbers, and then document verification.
How to simply update your Safaricom line :
Enter your phone number.
Enter the one-time password you will receive via SMS.
Upload the front and back images of your ID.
Complete and submit.
Afterward, the page will alert you that the process has been completed successfully.
N/B; The site is overloaded, for now. Keep refreshing after a while in case you receive an error message.
A monetary penalty or incarceration
The self-registration technique is available just hours before the deadline, after which the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will disconnect unregistered lines permanently.
Holders of unregistered SIM cards, according to the government, could face jail time as well. CA Director-General Ezra Chiloba announced on April 7, 2022 that anyone who do not register their SIM cards with telecommunication service providers face fines of up to KSh 300,000 or a six-month jail sentence, or both.