Popular Kenyan Artist Otile Brown has reacted to reports that Worldcoin has not been registered in the country.
Taking to his Insta stories, Otile called out the government for not knowing why thousands were lining up to join the new crypto which involved scanning of an individual’s iris for registration.
The artist however noted that he doesn’t blame those who were joining WorldCoin. He further said that that should serve as a wakeup call for the government on its citizens situation since they are willing to sell their souls in a bid to make ends meet.
“How?? A whole government?? Hadi ma elfu ya raia wanapanga foleni hujui wanajisajili kwa nia na malengo yapi. Siwalaumu wanaojisaljili maana wakati ni mgumu ila kama serikali ikifika wakati raia hawajali tena kama huko kusajiliwa ni kuuza nafsi zao au ni kwa madhumuni gani almradi tu atie riziki then is when you know how down bad your people are,” Otile Brown said.
Meanwhile, the government suspended worldcoin registration across the country. In a statement that was released on Tuesday by Interior CS Kithure Kithiki, the suspension seeks to establish whether there are any risks involved with the registration.
“The government has suspended forthwith activities of Worldcoin and any other entity that maybe similarly engaging Kenyans until relevant public agencies certifuy the absence of any risks to the general public whatsoever,” Kindiki stated.
“The Office further directed that Worldcoin safely restrict processing any data that had already been processed and advise the Office of the safeguards placed on the restricted data” the statement further read.
In a separate joint statement with the Ministry of ICT, Kindiki also revealed that WorldCoin is only registered as a data controller and not a legal entity.