Tag Archives: Liti Wambua

Kenyan government triggers nightmare scenario for bookmakers

A frantic 24 hours has seen Kenyan betting’s regulatory dispute intensify, as local news sources report that the government has demanded that national telecom operators instruct their users to withdraw all funds from their betting accounts. The strict order has been sanctioned by Liti Wambua, the acting director of the Kenyan Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB), who is reported …

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Kenyan High Court overrules ‘inefficient’ gambling advertising mandate

Kenyan gambling stakeholders have been granted a reprieve from sanctioned advertising restrictions ordered by Kenya’s Betting Control Board. National news sources report that Nairobi’s High Court has deemed the Betting Control Board’s advertising demands as incomplete legislation which cannot be mandated on national betting incumbents. On 30 April, Control Board Acting Director Liti Wambua sanctioned new gambling advertising laws, enforcing …

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SportPesa faces €120m Kenyan tax showdown

East African betting group SportPesa faces turbulent times in its home market of Kenya, as the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) demands that the company pays back its KSH multi-billion tax arrears. In 2018, the KRA filed a KSH 10.3 billion (€80m) demand against ‘Pevans East Africa‘ the holding company of SportPesa Kenya, stating that the bookmaker had purposely withheld taxes …

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