THE Communications Commission of Kenya has dismissed claims by the four mobile telecom executives that they have fully complied with Sim card registration rules that bars the use of unregistered lines
CCK director general Francis Wangusi said that the CEOs were merely defending "their companies' thirst to make more profits and laziness in following the law".
On Tuesday Safaricom's Bob Collymore, Micckael Ghossein (Orange) Maddhur Taneya (yU) and Airtels Shivan Bhargava were questioned by CID detectives over the violation of Sim card registration rules.
They later addressed a joint press conference and denied activating unregistered lines.
"We are putting sustained pressure on the four mobile companies to switch off unregistered Sims and if they don't, we will go to the last resort of suspending their licenses," Wangusi said.
Wangusi admitted that they do not have the capacity to track the process of switching off unregistered Sim cards by mobile companies and only depends on the data provided by the companies
Buyers of unregistered Sims are also responsible under the law and they should ensure that new lines are registered at point of sale, Wangusi said.
He could not confirm if the terrorists who attacked Westgate used unregistered Sim cards.
"We were not officially alerted that the mall attackers used unregistered Sims. We also heard that from the media," Wangusi said duirng celebrations to mark the World Post Day in Nairobi.