In Summary

  • The ad hoc committee aims to uncover the truth behind the World Coin project
  • Victims raised concerns about the promised compensation

Some of the Kenyans who underwent eyeball scanning by World Coin have reported experiencing eye problems.

This is after parliament granted the victims the opportunity to share their experiences.

During the national assembly ad hoc committee hearing tasked with probing the World Coin project, one of the witnesses, recounted his ordeal.

“After the scan, my eyes started becoming watery. I have been on prescribed glasses ever since that time. I don’t know if it is a coincidence or it is the world coin scan, “A male Victim revealed.

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He disclosed that after undergoing the eyeball scan, he began experiencing persistent eye watering and discomfort.

World Coin shortchanged Victims


Kenyans parade long queues at KICC Nairobi on August 1, 2023, to be registetred as members of the new Worldcoin cryptocurrency. PHOTO WILFRED NYANGARESI|NATION

In addition to the eye-related issues, victims also raised concerns about the promised compensation.

Initially, they were told they would receive approximately 7,000 Kenyan shillings in exchange for their eyeball scans.

However, to their disappointment, they claimed they were only paid a mere 2,000 Kenyan shillings, leaving many feeling shortchanged and aggrieved

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“…… They used Iris scan to verify that you are a human being. Upon verifying that you are a human being, they would give you 25 World coins which is currently equivalent to 70 USD. They promised Ksh.7,000 but I got only Ksh.2,000 on M-Pesa,”another witness said.

The government suspended World Coin operations in the country after thousands of Kenyans thronged Kenyatta international convention center (KICC) for eyeball scanning in exchange for cash.

“The government has suspended forthwith activities of World Coin and any other entity that may be similarly engaging the people of Kenya until relevant public agencies certify the absence of any risks to the general public whatsoever,”Part of the statement from Interior Ministry read.

September 5, 2023

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