Deaf Ears: Safaricom Switches Off Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi’s Sim Card Amongst Other Many Kenyans.
- Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi took to Twitter to lament after his Safaricom sim card was switched off
- The senior counsel is among many Kenyans who were left stranded following the switching off of their lines over failure to register them
- The lawyer vowed to move to competitors by tomorrow, adding he will never use Safaricom services again
Flamboyant city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has cried foul after telecommunication giant Safaricom switched off his Sim Card line.
Ahmednasir said Safaricom had switched off his sim-card and vowed to move to competitors. Photo: Ahmednasir.
This came as the deadline for the registration of sim cards ended at midnight on Saturday, October 15, after it was extended for a fourth time in April this year.
With the grace period now ending, many Kenyans who did not register their cards may not be able to use them, and one such victim is Ahmednasir, going by his social media post.
The senior counsel took to his Twitter to lament, saying Safaricom had switched off his sim card despite being the company’s customer for over two decades.
“After two and half decades of being a loyal customer of @SafaricomCare, they unceremoniously switched off my line this Sunday. Tomorrow I will move to one of the competitors and will never use their service again,” he said.
Sim-card registration deadline elapses
Millions of Kenyans woke up to the news that their Safaricom lines had been suspended.
Messages sent to the affected users read as follows:
“Dear customer, your line has been suspended pending registration update. Visit the nearest M-Pesa or Safaricom shop to update your ID.”
Customers with disconnected lines cannot use M-Pesa services, access data bundles or send messages.