Safaricom, Airtel bosses quizzed over unregistered Sim card crimes
Posted Thursday, October 10 2013 at 01:00
Operators deny having any unregistered sim cards operating on their networks.
Kenya’s mobile telecom executives came under intense pressure on Tuesday, as security agencies deepened investigations into the deadly terrorist attack on Westgate mall three weeks ago.
Police said the corporate executives had been questioned over the violation of SIM card registration rules that has allowed continued use of non-registered lines to make calls on their networks.
Safaricom’s Bob Collymore, Airtel’s Shivan Bhargava and Telkom Kenya’s Mickael Ghossein spent between two to three hours at different CID offices in Nairobi recording statements on measurers they have taken to prevent use of unregistered SIM cards or sale of pre-activated ones.
Mr Collymore reported at CID headquarters on Kiambu Road while Mr Shivan was at the Industrial Area Police Station.
Mr Ghossein who had initially been to the Kilimani CID offices on Monday night was back at the station in the morning for further questioning.