Big win for Sportpesa users after the High Court barred the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) from interfering with the company’s business and operations.
The new development comes after SportPesa moved to court last week seeking to overturn the decision by BCLB barring the betting firm from using the name ‘SportPesa’ as well as the their website www.ke.sportpesa.com.
This gives Milestones Games Limited – the company operating Sportpesa to legally continue using the ‘SportPesa’ name and domain as well as the shortcode 29050 and Paybill numbers 5212121 and 955100. This means that Sports betters and punters can continue using the betting platform to place their bets.
In the Court ruling Justice Nyamweya said that Milestones Games has provided sufficient evidence, adding that, “In the circumstances, in order to prevent abuse of the process of court and in the interest of Justice, it is my finding that the extension of the stay orders sought is merited and justified and to prevent imminent further actions by the Respondent.”
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