The fight between the government and betting firms still crawls on, President Kenyatta vowed not to backtrack on the reforms in the gambling industry.
“Some firms have been hoarding taxes but we have managed to push them to pay and we will continue doing so. Those in the betting companies are our friends but we have to agree that the government must get its rightful share to build cultural centres and other developments,” he said.
A silver lining has been found by some of the betting firms since the Government is set to license 10 more betting firms among them Betway after meeting the set regulations. Part of the underlined reforms is the firms are to pay taxes.
These betting firms are, OdiBets, Mozzartbet, Betway, Eastleigh bet, Lucky to you, Kenbook makers, Bet boss, Kick off, Easi bet and Palms bet.