SportPesa responds to government sanctions

Sports Betting

Giant sports betting firm SportPesa has said they are working behind the scenes to get its blocked paybill number back online.

In a press statement seen by GameYetu, SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri assured customers that talks are underway to get the systems up and running.

“I wish to assure our customers that we are in discussion and engagement with the Ministry of Interior and KRA. We remain hopeful that an amicable solution will be arrived at soon to allow us to resume our services,” said Karauri in the statement.

The betting firm boss also touched on the firm’s tax compliance and legal requirements in the country and its commitment to supporting sports and community programmes.

“SportPesa has been compliant has been fully compliant with all tax and legal requirements in Kenya. Our business has uniquely and consistently boosted sports development in the country and we have never wavered in our support to invest in the community,” read the statement.

“This is amply demonstrated by the positive impact we have made across a wide range of sporting activities, including football, boxing, rugby, and in the investments, in community programmes such as access to water, environment protection, and uplifting skills of the youth.”