Parliament Now Pushes for Removal of Data Bundles Expiry before depleting a package
The Kenyan National Assembly leader of the majority and Kikuyu member of parliament, Hon .Kimani Ichungwa, has urged internet service providers to offer internet bundles with no expiry.
This member of Parliament has expressed worries saying that many Kenyans lose money when internet bundles expire before the user depletes the package.
“It is indeed true that the internet is very expensive in Kenya because of the mode of purchase.
Part of his statement to other parliamentarian claimed “The moment you buy weekly bundles and fail to use the package, they expire, and you end up losing money,”
This majority leader wanted internet providers to adopt the tokens model used by Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
He stated, “Internet should be billed like electricity where you pay only what you have consumed,”
Kimani furthermore asked the committee for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) to expedite the process of providing internet without expiry.
In a statement he said, “I want to ask the ICT committee under leadership of John Kiarie to make sure Kenyans get to enjoy cheap internet bundles before Christmas,”
The above debate to regulate internet service providers was tabled in Parliament by Kamukunji Member of Parliament, Yusuf Hassan.
while ensuring this , Yusuf Moving told the House, “I am seeking statement over expiry of unused data bundles and widespread internet speed throttling by internet service providers.”
He added “According to Communication Authority (CA), 42.5 per cent of Kenyans use internet everyday and majority of them do that through smartphones and will benefit from this statement.”
In support of Hassan’s remarks, kimani told the house, “Incase the bundles do not expire, then this will help millions of poor who rely on internet and work through online