Safaricom has switched off 800,000 unregistered SIM cards. After updating the system from the Kenyans who rushed to register their lines before the end of 31st December 2012 deadline by CCK , Safaricom confirmed that they have switched off 800000 sim cards.
Safaricom CEO Mr. Bob Collymore :
“We have been doing our best to update the electronic records after the last minute rush that saw a huge number of customers register their SIMs between the 31st of December 2012 and yesterday. We are refining the switch off process and it will continue into the weekend and those affected by the blocking will be unable to make calls or utilise any of our services until their SIM cards are registered.”
Unregistered subscribers who get switched off are advised to visit Safaricom shops and authorised dealer outlets to start the process of reinstatement.