Kenya proposes strict laws on mobile phones

Posted on May 16, 2008 by kenyanobserver

After a rash of hate-propagating SMS messages were sent via cell phones in Kenya following the aftermath of last year’s hotly contested elections in kenya, a new bill in parliament could require all users of cell phones in Kenya register their SIM card purchases with proof a valid ID or passport. Currently, no ID is required to purchase a SIM card in Kenya and parliament is trying to close this loophole through this bill.

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