Concern: Man charged for using new Safaricom line to get Sh400, 000 from Co-op Bank

You know guys I think we are not dealing with this issue conclusively. The
financial services sector in totality (and here I include the telcos) need
to get serious!! Too many complaints going on, too many people losing money
and all these guys can do is blame each other or the customer!!!

I think they will only wake up when a class action suit is filed to resolve
this matter once and for all.

It’s really unfortunate.

*Ali Hussein*

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On Wed, Nov 9, 2022 at 9:40 AM Sidney Ochieng via KICTANet <> wrote:

> Once again the default practice of tying a phone number to one’s identity
> when they can get inactive after just 6 months is having unintended
> consequences. In this case Mr Atambo should immediately sue the bank and/or
> Mr Thuita after he’s acquitted, it’s ridiculous to be brought up on charges
> when he received a message from them. In fact one has to wonder what
> security measures the bank has in place that he somehow managed to access
> an account that isn’t his.
> Kenyan companies use our phone numbers as identity for so many things.
> Either they put in proper measures to ensure incidents like this don’t
> happen or the telcos are compelled to keep peoples numbers to one user for
> a much longer period of time.
> Warmly,
> Sidney
> Twitter: @princelySid | Github: princelySid | Web:
> On 8 Nov 2022, at 17:58, David Indeje via KICTANet <
>> wrote:
> Dear Listers,
> This week:
> “I thought I had won Lotto, Tatua Tatu or [lotteries] when I
> received the money, because I had been participating in the betting,” Mr
> Atambo told the magistrate.
> He said he had no reason to doubt himself because he had been betting when
> he received the text message to access the account. Man charged for
> using new Safaricom line to get Sh400,000 from Co-op Bank | Nation
> <>