It is now a month since the government suspended paybill numbers of giant gambling firms sportpesa and betin among several others.
Multiple sources who Nairobi News spoke to at SportPesa and Betin, two of the affected firms, suggest all is not well.
“Hundreds of staff in these two companies have been informed not to report to work. They are technically jobless,” one source explained.
Employees of another betting company are said to be in limbo after their foreign bosses took off without explanation or notice, and also without paying their dues.
Further, the impasse has thrown the operations of several sporting entities in the country into a crisis.
The Kenyan Premier League has particularly been had hit by the withdrawal of its title sponsor SportPesa.
What the two firm are banking on are the pending case in court that will be determined on 19th of this month.If they loss, they wont have any option,but rather to comply with government direction or close completely