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Odibets among only a handful of firms declared fully compliant to operate in Kenya

With betting industry players being under pressure from government in recent weeks following the crackdown led by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over tax compliance, many a bookie have been left guessing on which firms have earned the greenlight to resume operations in Kenya.  Matiang’i had announced they would conduct a …

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Sportpesa moves to reassure gamers amid govt directive to suspend mobile wallets over licenses stand-off

Betting giant, Sportpesa, says their customers have no reason to panic over the directive by government to suspend mobile wallets for at least 27 companies in the bookmaking industry. A statement from the firm said the firm had obtained orders against the directive pending resolution of the matter, adding they …

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Kenyans could lose money as govt orders suspension of betting firms’ mobile wallets

Kenyans could lose millions of money Wednesday night if telecommunications companies suspend mobile wallets of least 27 betting firms as directed by the government through the ministry of Interior. The Betting Control and Licensing Board declined to renew license applications for the companies, citing lack of “merit on account of …

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Everton in Kenya: EPL side touch down in Nairobi ahead of Sharks face-off

Everton FC made their-long-awaited grand entry to Nairobi at last on Saturday morning to make history as the first-ever English Premier League football team to set foot on Kenyan soil. Led by their Portuguese manager, Marco Silva and brimming with international stars such Theo Walcott, Morgan Schneiderlin, Andre Silva, Oumar …

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Court rules in favour of gambling companies as it lifts ban imposed by CS Matiang’i

Following a petition by Outdoor Advertising Association of Kenya opposing the recent rules, justice Mativo in his findings stated that the purported regulations were adopted and effected inconsistently with the Constitution. In his ruling Justice John Mativo termed the 30 April directive by CS Matiang’i as illegal, irrational and unreasonable. …

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