Sportpesa paybill number is closed, almost all services are grounded as employees stare at job losses, but there are hopes. What’s in public domain is that Sportpesa moved to court to ask for compensation from the government. However, that was intentionally done to make the public aware that something is being done.
What we know so far is that the company has brought together all the stake holders, including FKF, Gor Mahia, Raila Odinga, AFC Leopards and several other individuals that benefit directly from Sportpesa.This week alone, more than 2 meetings have occurred and from what we have gathered, the betting company was informed that they have to pay tax arrears spanning over 4 years before their paybill number is unblocked.
Yesterday, immediately after the court verdict, Sportpesa released the following statement:
“SportPesa wishes to refute claims that our business is closing down. We are in discussions with the government and relevant stakeholders and are positive that we will be back to full operation soon. Note that any update regarding our business is communicated through our channels”
This message was intended to give hope to Sportpesa fans and gamblers who are almost giving up. Even as the company issues statement after statement, some of its subscribers have crossed over to Shabiki, Odibets and Betika which are in operation.
This week Sportpesa posted their jackpots but only a couple of Kenyans placed a bet for them, others who could not deposit money gave up. The mega jackpot is live but it seems the closest Kenyans will get is by staring at it.
The government has written a letter to Airtel ordering them to close paybill numbers for betting companies. This is one loophole Sportpesa was using to get some deposits from subscribers. After the closure of the paybill numbers, there will be zero deposits, meaning that the company must work round the clock to settle taxes before subscribers give up.
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