Millions of SIM Cards Blocked in Kenya

More than two million unregistered SIM cards have been switched off so far, as government continues its move to reduce crime and terrorism related activities.

  • Kenya:  Two Million SIM Cards Turned Off

    The Star, 12 January 2013

    THE switch off of unregistered mobile phone and modem sim cards continues with the government reporting that 2.4 million numbers had been deactivated as at January 8. read more »

Photo: The Star

A poster encouraging people to give up their fake phones.

  • Kenya:  2.4 Million Unregistered SIM Cards Switch Off So Far-CCK

    The Star, 12 January 2013

    Mobile phone service providers have so far switched off more than 2.4 million unregistered SIM cards. Safaricom is leading the pack at 1.2 million, Orange has disconnected 520,000, ... read more »

  • Kenya:  More Than 2.4 Million Unregistered SIM Cards Switched Off

    CIO East Africa, 11 January 2013

    The Communications Commission of Kenyav (CCK) has announced that the four local mobile operators have to date switched off more than 2.4 million unregistered SIM cards. read more »

  • Kenya:  400,000 More Suspensions Brings Safaricom's Unregistered to 1.2 Million SIMs

    CIO East Africa, 10 January 2013

    Safaricom Limited has suspended an additional 400, 000 unregistered lines in the 2nd phase of the deactivation exercise. This brings to 1.2 million the total number of lines ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Airtel Makes Registration of New Subscribers Compulsory

    CIO East Africa, 9 January 2013

    Airtel is the first and only operator in Kenya to comply fully with the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) directive on SIM card registration by making it mandatory that all ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Mutoro Opposes Fines for SIM Card Owners

    The Star, 7 January 2013

    CONSUMER Federation of Kenya has faulted government's plan to punish users of unregistered lines alongside mobile service provider companies in its bid to curtail crime via mobile ... read more »

  • Kenya:  1.28 Million Unregistered SIMs Switched Off

    CIO East Africa, 7 January 2013

    More than 1.28 million unregistered SIM cards have been suspended from service since the deadline of the registration exercise. read more »

  • Kenya:  Telecom Operators Deactivating Idle SIM Cards First

    The Star, 5 January 2013

    Mobile Communications service providers are deliberately delaying the process of disconnecting unregistered SIM cards to give room for users to register read more »

  • Kenya:  Consumers to Contest SIM Card Switch Off

    The Star, 6 January 2013

    CCK has warned that users will lose the use of their lines if they remain unregistered for over 90 days after the switch off. read more »

  • Kenya:  SIM Registration Law to Be Gazetted

    The Star, 4 January 2013

    The law compelling mobile operators to register all their users is set to be gazzetted today. This will give the regulator, Communication Commision of Kenya legal backing to ... read more »

  • Kenya:  1.2 Million Unregistered SIM Cards Blocked

    Capital FM, 4 January 2013

    More than 1.28 million unregistered SIM cards have been suspended from service since the deadline for registration lapsed. read more »

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