Recent revelations suggest emerging health complications for Kenyans who underwent iris scans as part of the Worldcoin registration process.
They have stated that they received only Ksh.2,000 instead of the promised Ksh.7,000.
-Witnesses against Worldcoin-
Marube Mogusu, one of the witnesses confirmed that he was experiencing eye-related issues after the iris scan with Worldcoin.
Consequently, Mogusu was testifying before the National Assembly Ad Hoc Committee sharing his newly gained health conplications after his scanning.
“After the scan, my eyes started becoming watery. I don’t know if it is a coincidence or if it is related to the Worldcoin scan,” said Mogusu
Nevertheless, witness Bernard Ayoo, admitted to the committee that his primary motivation was the financial incentive.
-How Worldcoin lied to Kenyans-
However, he claimed that he had been deceived. According to Ayoo, users were initially promised 70 US dollars (approximately KSh7,000-10,000).
In disbelief and dismay, he stated that they ultimately received only KSh.2,000.
“They came to school and registered us. They used iris scans to verify that you are a human being.
Ayoo continued stating “Upon confirming your human identity, they would provide you with 25 World coins, currently equivalent to 70 USD.”
They promised Ksh.7,000, but I only received Ksh.2,000 via M-Pesa,” Ayoo stated.
In addition to testimonies, Bogita Minyega, a student, told the committee that there was no formal consent between them and the firm.
-What Worldcoin collected Kenyans-
Nevertheless, the cryptocurrency firm went on to carry out iris scans and collect their private data.
“They just told me they were conducting the scan, and I should expect a grant. I was sceptical. Shared Minyega.
“However, the moment he mentioned money, I went ahead,” Minyega revealed to the ad hoc committee.
Minyega also revealed that some of those who signed up for Worldcoin are facing social stigma, from peers who did not undergo the iris scans.
-CBK claims it was unaware-
Consequently, CBK did not license or approve the proprietors of Worldcoin.
Thugge further disclosed that the CBK had no knowledge of Worldcoin’s activities within the country.
In brief, the focus is crucial, particularly on the source of the funds distributed to Kenyans prior to the iris scans.