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You have eight days to update your sim card details - Safaricom. 

You have exactly eight days to update your sim card registration details, Safaricom has announced in a reminder to Kenyans. 

Safaricom has provided alternatives on where you can update your details including Safaricom App, Mpesa agent or simply using this link to update your details. 

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) extended the SIM card registration deadline by six months to October 15, 2022.

A huge chunk of Kenyans had not registered their lines forcing CA to extend the deadline. 


The State agency said this was to ensure the network operators namely Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom Kenya meet their target of 100 percent compliance with the Kenya Information and Communications Regulations 2015.

“So far, Safaricom PLC has reported 67 percent compliance, Airtel Kenya 55 percent while Telkom Kenya is at 33 percent. In order to ensure that operators meet their obligation, the Authority has decided to extend the SIM card registration validation period for a further six (6) months. The new deadline for updating subscriber registration details will be 15th October 2022,” said the CA boss.

“During this period, the Authority will undertake monthly reviews to assess progress. At the expiry of the six (6) months, the Authority will further conduct a detailed compliance audit on each of the operators," CA boss Ezra Chiloba announced in April, 15 while extending the deadline.