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Kenyan government yet to publish SIM card law

Tuesday 8 January 2013 | 12:09 CET | News
The Kenyan government is yet to enforce punitive measures against mobile operators who fail to register their subscribers' SIM cards, as a law mandating such steps is awaiting clearance at the Attorney General's office, according to the Daily Nation. It said the Ministry of Information and Communication has drafted regulations guiding mobile operators on the SIM card deactivation process and outlining penalties for non-compliance. Anyone who contravenes the law will face a fine of up to KES 300,000 or a three-year gaol sentence. The regulations, which were supposed to be published in a

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CCK / Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
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