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This week Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta called for a total gambling ban within his country, a stunning challenge within one of Africa's best betting markets.
The plea for a gambling ban came at the Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church in Nairobi, in which Kenyatta had called for a constitutional amendment banning gambling as a whole within Kenya. Speaking to those assembled Kenyatta said, "We have this thing called gambling and it's so bad, I alone can't finish it - go change the constitution."
Kenyatta also played to the Bible, looking to call gambling wicked and called on those in the industry to pay their taxes when they're due immediately, even when they're outlawed.
It's not known whether or not the plea for a change in the constitution will be coming, but it could certainly spell doom for a number of betting companies that operate in the region. We'll keep readers updated as we learn more.