Sportpesa back in business after KRA clearance


Kenya’s premier betting firm, Sportpesa gets back business as KRA completes clearance. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has cleared Sportpesa and set the gambling facility on a path back to active business. Sportpesa will now apply for a new trading licence from the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB). The company has expressed confidence in improved relations with the Kenyan government and a full resumption to normal business operations. Sportpesa’s licence was revoked in July, on the conditions of failing to meet its tax obligations. As a retaliatory action, Sportpesa…

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Matiang’i amplifies onslaught against Kenyan betting firms

Kenya’s cabinet secretary in charge Interior has revamped his focus on reconstructing the state of sports’ betting in the country. A total of 27 betting companies face imminent closure after recommendations from a multi-agency board. Big players like Betin, in the multi-billion dollar gambling industry, have lost their licences after the Betting, Control and Licensing Board effected the July 1st renewal deadline. The government is taking the matter so seriously that it is now being handled by the country’s top security organ, the National Security Advisory Committee. The committee was…

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