If you think that things are bad in Nigeria between the NCC and operators in bungling the SIM registration exercise, you might need to reconsider. In Kenya, the regulator has apparently given a directive that all subscribers should register their lines afresh. All of them. Somebody needs to tell angry Nigerian subscribers to calm down.
According to Airtel Kenya, the regulator has added new details to the SIM registration form and wants all Kenyan mobile subscribers to re-register. Airtel Kenya is asking all their customers to “pass by an Airtel shop with their original ID to register”. Here is a tweet to that effect from the official Airtel Kenya Twitter handle:
All our customers, new & existing, have to register their lines afresh. Pass by an Airtel shop with your original ID to register. ^Jamo.
— Airtel Kenya (@AIRTEL_KE) January 12, 2016
We wonder what new details the Kenya telecoms regulator has cooked up that has necessitated this. Yes; wonders will never end.