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SportPesa CEO puffs 13K cigar at his lavish casino birthday party – PHOTOS

By THOMAS MATIKO September 2nd, 2018 1 min read

When you are the CEO of a sports betting firm as big as SportPesa, you own 6% of the company and ride in a fleet of top of the range fuel guzzlers, then your 40th birthday has to be one for the books.

As they say, life begins at 40.

That is exactly how Ronald Karauri wanted to celebrated his 40th birthday.

The former Kenya Airways pilot threw himself an exquisite bash in which he also took time to celebrate his wife for making it happen.

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri is assisted to cut his birthday cake by his wife. PHOTO | COURTESY


Gambling had to be the theme of the party since it’s what has immensely contributed to his huge fortunes.

So he took the bash to a Casino.

To make the event the big success that it was, professional planners were hired to organize the event, and they definitely lived up to expectation.

There was enough sparkling champagne for the lucky guests in attendance while the birthday boy preferred to puff away the night; his stick of cigar reportedly costing a jaw dropping Sh13,000.

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri puffs away his expensive cigar. PHOTO | COURTESY


The guest were also not your run off the mill folks, with the likes of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, DJ Stylez and singer DNA among the notable names on the VIP guest list.

Karauri later took to his Instagram page to thank friends and family members who showed up.

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (left) with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja during his 40th birthday party. PHOTO | COURTESY

“Big thank you to everyone who made my day special. Welcome the big Four-0 in a big way thanks to friends and family. Forever thankful it was a night to never forget. Super Blessed,” he wrote.

Captain Karauri also had a very special message for his wife and the mother of his two children.

“Baby uko juu kama kamba ya kujinyonga. Thanks my queen for making my day special. Thank you Captain Ruth.”