Kenya to deport 17 people connected to betting industry

Kenya to deport 17 people connected to betting industry

- Kenya set to deport 17 individuals for betting in the country

- The government is clamping down on online sports betting

- The Kenyan government has suspended the licences of more than 20 companies

The Kenyan government is reportedly deporting seventeen people who worked for the gаmbling industry in Kenya.

The government is clamping down on online sports betting which it says is a curse on the country’s youth.

The government has suspended the licences of more than 20 companies, including the high-profile SportPesa company.

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In part of efforts to enforce the license suspension, the authorities told mobile phone companies to shut down the phone numbers used by people to place bets.

The privately-owned Daily Nation reports that the 17 targeted for deportation are directors of some of the betting firms that have not had their licenses renewed. It adds, quoting sources, that some have already been deported back to Europe.

Government officials have expressed concern about the money that some, especially young people, are spending on gаmbling.

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In other news, TV3’s presenter Natalie Fort has been trending in the news for some negative reasons.

She had been accused of getting pregnant for four married men because she was involved with all of the including one high ranking member of the NPP.

However, the 24-year-old has refuted the allegations in a press statement she released and seen by YEN.com.gh.

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