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Nairobi car salesman strikes 7 million in BetYetu jackpot

By HILARY KIMUYU September 30th, 2017 1 min read

A Nairobi car salesman is the newest millionaire in town after he won Sh7, 056,520 in betting firm BetYetu’s jackpot on Friday.

The 29-year-old James Muriithi became the second winner of BetYetu jackpot after he made 13 out of 13 correct prediction.

A delighted Muriithi, who is a father of one, said he started betting just a few months ago and admitted he did not expect the good fortunes when he saw a texts alerting him that he had won.

“It was around midnight when I got a text alerting me that I had won the jackpot. I couldn’t believe, so I withdrew some of the money and when it went through it dawned on me that I was the winner,” said Muriithi.


He urged people who bet to do it responsibly and to always make sure that they have money for rent.

Muriithi, who picked his cash prize at the firm’s Westlands offices, confessed that even his wife doesn’t know that he has won.

“No one knows that I have won, but now I guess they will,” he said.

Asked if he will share his spoils with his friends, Muriithi said that he will buy them a cup of tea.

Githinji James, the Marketing Manager of BetYetu encouraged more Kenyans to participate in responsible betting noting that it provides an opportunity to analyse and support a sport while predicting to win.

He added that they had organised a financial adviser who will talk to Muriithi on how to invest hi money. Muriithi said that he will invest his winning.