Nairobi, March 21 -- Kenya has rejected a push by the United States government to revoke the suspension of activities of the cryptocurrency project WorldCoin, legislators heard on Thursday.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki told Parliament that the government will not lift the suspension it imposed in August 2023 on the activities of WorldCoin.

Appearing before the National Assembly's committee on Public Petitions, Prof Kindiki said Kenya has been under pressure from the US government to lift the suspension.

"The United States has been pushing the government on the issues of WorldCoin, but we have remained adamant and firm," Prof Kindiki said.

"They (US) think that they (WorldCoin) still have a case to set up their activities...