Sportpesa Paybill number is still closed. Reliable sources intimate that Sportpesa has resolved to use dialogue with the Interior Ministry and also legal means. The company intends to show that they have been tax compliant and that they have followed the law to the latter.
If the two methods hit a dead end, they will reach out to the President and former Prime Minister for a solution. Their argument would be that their inexistence will lead to massive job losses as well as impact negatively on top clubs in Kenya like Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. Since Raila is the official Sportpesa ambassador he will use his connections to get the company back.
From the President’s speech on Saturday, it’s not clear that he is not against gambling but failure by companies to pay tax.If the companies clear their tax arrears this week,they will all be back.
Sportpesa is expected to get back by Wednesday this week.