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Unlisted phone users to pay heavy fines

03 January 2013, 08:48

Nairobi - Mobile phone subscribers will pay a fine of up to Sh300,000 or go to jail for three years for using unregistered Sim cards.

According to Daily Nation, Information and Communications permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo in a joint press conference with the regulator on Wednesday said subscribers using unregistered lines are a threat to security because they are used for criminal activities and they are waiting for the laws to be gazetted so that they can start taking people to court.

In the new regulations set to be published in the Kenya Gazette on Friday, mobile phone operators will also pay a KES 300,000 penalty for the use of each of the more than six million unregistered lines in the market in new efforts aimed at curbing crimes perpetrated by the use of mobile phones.

- For more visit Daily Nation

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