If you missed the recent news, 1.5 million counterfeit mobile phones were switched off in Kenya over the last few days. Basically, if your phone doesn’t have an IMEI code (you can check that by typing *#06# on your mobile), it will be turned off by the mobile operators. According to the Communication Commission of Kenya, Safaricom turned off 680.000 phones, Orange 75.000 Airtel 740.000, Yu 45.000; other operators have not yet released their data.

This “great switch off”, however, sounds like business for some informal sector operator:


Alert: this ad is probably just a joke!

HT: Easy FM