Close them down until they pay up – is the message Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was demanding on Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) to act on Milestone Games Ltd – which trades us Sportpesa.
In a November 8th, 2023 letter KRA’s Weldon Ngeno acting on behalf of the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes – wants BCLB to shut down the Sportpesa and Finix liecenses revoked and paybills closed down for failing to provide the 12.5% excise tax that was deducted from gamings.
KRA cited this as non-compliance with the September 25, 2023 Court order – again curiously issued in Kakamega.
Sportpesa is owned and run by Kasarani MP Ronald Karauri – who fell out with former co-director Paul Ndung’u.
Dick Wathika one of the founding directors of Sportpesa collapsed and died under mysterious
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