Kenyans on Twitter React as Betting Firm Sportpesa Withdraws Sports Sponsorship 

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BY ELIAS KIBOIWakajuaness.Com

Kenyans took their reactions to twitter following the withdrawal of betting company Sportpesa from sponsoring local sports.

In a move seen as ‘punishing’ the government in it’s efforts to uplift local sports, Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karaori wrote to various clubs on the move by the company to terminate it’s sponsorship, citing the 35% tax that the government is demanding from the firm’s yearly profit.

The parliament passed a bill that requires the government to take 35% of the profit the betting firms makes on a yearly basis but apparently this didn’t ogre well with the investor.

As a result, Kenyans on twitter, popularly known as #KOT, took to the social media platform with some expressing their support for the company as others supported the government’s move.

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