This proposal activates KINT staking rewards as of block 599997 - that is, around 15 March 12:00 UTC (depending on block times). [Update: due to slower block times, rewards will likely activate around March 16th EOD UTC]
The Interlay team has informed the community in a discussion post that the staking rewards can be activated.
The next step is hence to activate staking rewards via an on-chain governance proposal.
Requesting TC Fast-track
Since everything is ready and the community has been waiting for staking to be activated, a fast-track by the Technical Committee is requested. This way, staking rewards can go live on March 15. Without TC, this would be delayed by another 2 weeks (up to 7 days before the proposal becomes a referendum, and another week of voting and enactment).