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How Kenyans reacted to SportPesa’s withdrawal of sponsorship

Kenyans on social media have shared their views following top gaming firm SportPesa’s withdrawal of its Sh1 billion worth of sponsorship deals with local sports institutions.

SportPesa settled on this decision almost in protest, following the government’s move to impose a 35 percent tax on all revenues raised by betting, gaming and lottery firms. This tax rate has been deemed so high by industry players.

But of immediate concern is the effects these withdrawals would have on the giant sporting entities such  as Football Kenya Federation, the Kenyan Premier League, Kenya Rugby Union, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, all of whom directly depend on SportPesa for survival.

Here are some of the sampled thoughts: