Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri wins Kasarai Parliamentary seat, he’s now MP for Kasarani

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Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri has won Kasarani Parliamentary seat as an independent candidate.Karauri won by garnering 32,315 votes against Mercy Gakuya who garnered 24,967 votes.

The gambler lost in primaries under Jubilee ticket prompting him to vie as an independent candidate.

Karauri opted to contest for parliamentary seat to safeguard his business. The government had frustrated betting companies which affected Sportpesa for more than one year. Being an MP, Karauri will be able to lobby MPs against crackdown on betting sites.

Having secured the seat,Karauri will have to forfeit his seat as Sportpesa CEO.But he is now assured of safeguarding Sportpesa interests.