Tag Archives: Henry Rotich

Kenya TNA hierarchy open to industry tax review

Kenya’s National Alliance (TNA) government may move to review its 50% tax hike on all licensed gambling activities, following backlash from industry and sporting stakeholders. Kenyan news sources report that President Uhuru Kenyatta is aware of industry concerns and the potential liability of over taxing an effective industry. Kenyatta and his advisors are reported to be open to an industry review, …

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SportPesa investor issues multiple lawsuits against Kenya Treasury’s ‘improper’ tax hike

SportPesa investor Bradley Trading has moved to challenge the Kenyan government regarding its increased gambling/betting industry tax hike to 50%. Presenting its 2017/18 Kenyan National Budget last March, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich shocked industry stakeholders by announcing a blanket 50% tax on all licensed betting and gambling services. The majority of industry stakeholders expected the Treasury to announce an increase …

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Crippled… Kenya Treasury hits bookmakers with blanket 50% tax charge

Kenyan betting and lottery operators are by far the ‘biggest losers’ of the 2017/18 Kenya National Budget presented by Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich. The worst nightmares of Kenyan betting industry stakeholders came to life, as Rotich and the National Alliance (TNA) government announced a ‘uniformed 50%’ industry revenue tax on all verticals, more than tripling current gambling tax charges of …

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