After Pevans East Africa Limited aka SportPesa and Gamecode Limited aka Betin announced today that they’ll be ending operations in Kenya due to high taxes, Kenyans On Twitter celebrated the news with gusto.
Gambling has been detrimental to the health of the minds of youths who think that there is a shortcut to riches.
Oppressed youths, instead of holding the government accountable for lack of jobs, they recoil to gambling, alcohol and sex. Better use the provisions of article 37 of the constitution to change your lives, dear Kenyan youths.
Good riddance to SportPesa and Betin.
Few posts sampled.
Gambling/Betting firms can go fcuck themselves…even Mariga has realized there is no future in gambling, now talking education, skills, health, sports etc.
— D D (@Disembe) September 28, 2019
MY TAKE ON SportPesa. Betting and gambling have been glorified by media, passing the message of laziness and shortcuts to success to our children, at the expense of inculcating values of hard work and determination. – Kibet Bernard
SportPesa shutting down is a huge win for Kenya.
Many youths were on the verge of mental breakdown as a result of wanton betting and gambling.
Now the government should make it more hostile for the rest of betting firms.
We rather lose betting firms than our youth.
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) September 28, 2019
You can't build an economy by gambling… Let Sportpesa and Betin fuck off!!!
— MUHAMMAD ONYANGO® (@Moha001_Onyango) September 28, 2019
40% tax is just 7% more than what GoK taxes me, and I still pay VAT for goods and services, and I don't ruin as many lives.
That said, I doubt that this is the reason for Sportpesa quitting. https://t.co/IaJ5e9FOHM
— #LandFirst Mwalimu Wandia (@wmnjoya) September 28, 2019
Closure of Sportpesa & Betin is good .. Poor Economy like Kenya can’t have its youth being misled that they can find riches in gambling instead of hard work .. Betting & gambling are the most dangerous vices of a 3rd World Country .. We need technical colleges not betting shops!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) September 28, 2019
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