Interior cabinet secretary Professor Kithure Kindiki has issued a statement that the government of Kenya has suspended all activities related to Worldcoin as there security concern after a multitude of people flocked at KICC and malls within Nairobi and Thika.
World coin is a cryptocurrency scheme that is owned by Sam Altman the founder of Open Al which deals with artificial intelligence. Worldcoin beneficiaries registered via scanning their iris and they are awarded 25 free WLD. The tokens are about 7,700 shillings.
It’sn’t clear on what the company will do with the biometric data collected as large queues were witnessed in Nairobi. It’s reported that over 350,000 people have so far registered. However, the ICT minister Eliud Owalo has differed with Kindiki’s directive citing that worldcoin has followed all the required rules.