The communication Authority Of Kenya extended the deadline to October 15th after majority of Kenyans failed to meet the previous deadline April 15th.
The report came after a meeting between communication director Ezra Chiloba and mobile network operators.
“The requirement to update subscriber registration details is being done primarily to protect consumers of telecommunication services – who is you and me. Incidences of sim-boxing, financial fraud, kidnapping, terrorism, and related crimes prevail in situations of compromised sim card registration processes,” Chiloba said.
The agency has warned Kenyans of a fine if they fail to meet the new deadline. They also added that the exercise is constitutional and mobile network operators are allowed to carry out the exercise which only requires the subscriber’s photo and national identification details.