The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has extended the nationwide SIM card registration to October 15, 2022. The deadline was slated for (Friday, April 15) was supposed to be the deadline for countrywide SIM card registration.
At the same time Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, has bowed to pressure from Kenyans and opened an online portal for SIM card registration.
The move comes will undoubtedly safe many users from long queues that had seen most Kenyans racing against time in a bid to beat the set deadline.
On the portal, subscribers will be asked to enter their phone numbers, after which they will be given a one-time password (OTP) which they will use to log in.
The portal will return the numbers registered under their ID number. They will then be required to upload a documentary proof that the ID is theirs, which in this case involves an ID copy or passport.
In message sent to users, Safaricom has shared the link through which one can use to confirm your SIM Registration details and self-update.
“Dear customer, to self-update & confirm your SIM Registration details click on this link https://safaricom.com/account/kyc-upload & follow the simple steps,” read the message.
To submit your details online for your Safaricom SIM card, use this link.
CA Director-General Ezra Chiloba on Sunday clarified that subscribers who had already registered their SIM cards didn’t need to register their lines afresh and could confirm their validation statuses by dialling *106#.