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    Communication Authority: Unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated on Saturday.

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    With the intention of giving network providers and consumers additional time to comply with the order, the Communication Authority (CA) pushed out the deadline for SIM registration to October 15, 2022.

    If Kenyan telecommunications companies stick to the deadline set for turning off SIM cards, Kenyans now have one day to register their SIM cards.

    Those subscribers who have not yet registered their lines with their respective service providers will have their lines disconnected on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

    As of the 30th of August in 2022, there were 15 million mobile customers whose SIM cards had not been registered.

    Only 72.7% of Airtel Kenya’s 17.04 million users have registered their lines.

    In the case of Safaricom, as of the 30th of August, 2022, only 80.7% of its 42.53 million users have registered their SIM cards. This leaves 8.2 million people unregistered.

    When comparing the three major telecommunications providers in Kenya, Telkom Kenya has the lowest SIM card registration rates by far, with just 1.24 million of its 3.42 million users having been registered as of the end of August.

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