Subscriber sues Safaricom for breach of rights, seeks damages worth Sh100mThe petitioner wants the court to compel Safaricom to compensate them for alleged misuse of subscribers’ private data. “I am a Safaricom subscriber and from time to time I gamble through Sportpesa android application, using my Safaricom mobile number,” Said Kabugi. He also wants Safaricom to pay each 11,500,000 subscribers damages of Sh10,000,000 each for violating their rights as is in the Constitution. He says that on May 18, he was approached by an individual, a Mr Mark, who had in his possession Safaricom data estimated at 11,500,000 Safaricom subscribers, the data which was exclusively for gamblers using Safaricom lines. The petitioner upon meeting the stranger with Safaricom data reported the matter at various police station within the country.
Source: Standard Digital June 24, 2019 18:33 UTC