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Your sim card to be blocked if you don’t register for Huduma Namba

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Huduma Namba Registration: The government will switch off your mobile phone sim card if you don’t register for huduma namba.

This threat has been issued by the Communications Authority Director General Francis Wangusi.

The government through the CA said that those who fail to register will not be able to also access M-Pesa Service, Airtel Money, and ATM withdrawals.

The huduma namba registration is taking place for 45 days.

”We are taking stock of registration and by the time the exercise ends, we shall ask the service providers to deactivate all numbers and register them afresh,” Wangusi said.

He told thousands of delegates attending the ICT week celebrations in Kisumu dubbed as Kikao Kikuu that the State will not renege on its resolve to promote the digital listing.

”Some people may read malice but the State is serious in coming up measures aimed at ensuring cyber security, and also protecting people’s data and privacy,” he repeated.

Wangusi claimed there are some people who had taken advantage of the lapse in law and even registered for M-Pesa and other services using pseudo names.

The controversial registration exercise is set to consume some Sh. 6 billion. It has been going on despite court orders against some of the stipulations.



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