President Kibaki has today directed that all unregistered phone numbers be cut off from the networks to protect Kenyans from criminals. Network operators in Kenya were directed by CCK to register all their subscribers. Compliance has been in the range of 65%.

Network operators were expected to cut-off  the unregistered lines from their network which they have not been ready to do. The Head of State said the action would wipe out all unregistered mobile lines being used to perpetrate criminal activities and thus safeguard people from high-tech crimes.

The President said these while presiding over the official switching on of Telkom Kenya-Orange’s 3G Network at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.

The President also talked about the country enacting harsher laws to curb penalties. He also directed the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology to team up with other line ministries to convert at least two public universities into institutes of technology.