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Gor Mahia faces Legal Action for conning BetKing

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Record Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia are facing legal action from new KPL sponsors BetKing for flouting a sponsorship deal.

 

The 19 times premiership champions are being sued by Betking Kenya after the club declined to actualize a shirt sponsorship deal with the betting firm after accepting a Ksh.15million downpayment.

 

Despite pocketing the downpayment, the KPL champions opted to instead sign a deal with Betsafe.

 

“It is a serious issue and Betking is going to take legal action against Gor Mahia for taking their money and refusing to sign their deal,” said our source who sought anonymity.

 

Details in our possession indicate that Betking had offered Gor Mahia a Ksh.30million shirt sponsorship deal but the club opted to sign with Betsafe which had offered Ksh.50million.

 

According to sources, Gor Mahia officials received BetKing’s money and banked the amount in a new account and not the club’s official account at the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) where only three officials involved in the deal are signatories.

 

From the money, the officials decided to pay players one month’s half salary and pocketed the rest of the loot.

 

Betsafe has already given the club a down-payment of Sh.5million and it remains unclear whether the players have received part of the money.

 

Similarly, in 2016, a similar scenario played out when Gor Mahia received a downpayment for an anticipated shirt sponsorship deal from Betway only to seal a deal with Sportpesa.

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Betika Resumes Football Kitting Programme

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Leading sports betting firm, Betika, has resumed its programme of kitting and equipping football teams through its ‘Betika Na Community’ initiative.
In the wake of Covid-19, Betika na Community planned Initiatives were slowed down.
However, Betika has now started slowly distributing merchandise to various communities in and around Nairobi through a campaign dubbed#TurudiUwanjani.
Resumption of the programme, was kick-started in Westlands Sub County with the first kit deployment being made to 23 clubs of full kits, soccer Balls and nets.
Under the sports program, the company organizes grassroot football tournaments across the country to support the youth in the communities through provision of uniforms, financial support, kits, balls, nets and other sports equipment.
Since its launch in November 2019, Betika has held football tournaments in Machakos, Meru, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga, Kakamega counties among others.
Each tournament consisted of grassroot football teams who benefitted from cash prizes, football equipment and support towards a community water project of their choice. In addition, as part of community engagement in these counties, Betika distributed branded merchandise and protective occupational gear e.g. reflector jackets, aprons, overalls and conductor jackets to the locals.
The ‘Betika Na Community’ has now grown into a massive movement with huge following across the country with sports lovers taking to the firm’s social media pages to enquire where the initiative is going next.
Betika continues to reaffirm their commitment in investing in sports, arts and culture across the country in 2020.

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FKF President, Premier League transitional committee hold return to football meeting

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FKF President Nick Mwendwa has on Thursday, August 6, 2020, met the five-member FKF Premier League transitional committee, led by Ulinzi Stars Chairman Col. Eric Oloo.

Top on the agenda was the return to football protocols that need to be adhered to, in anticipation for the start of the 2020/2021 FKF Premier League season, once the global Covid-19 pandemic positively evolves.

In attendance were Ulinzi Stars Chairman Col. Eric Oloo, AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda, Zoo FC Chairman Ken Ochieng, Tusker Chairman Daniel Aduda, and Kariobangi Sharks Chairman Robert Maoga

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Court orders former FKF Boss Nyamweya to pay Journalist Sh10 Million for Defamation

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Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman has been ordered to pay sports journalist Omullo Okoth Sh10million for defamation.

Omullo Okoth moved to court in 2015 to sue former FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya for defamation over an article he wrote in a weekly publication.
Confirming the move to Kenya Online News, Okoth said:” Justice has been served. That particular article really ruined my reputation as it claimed that I had been bribed to offer certain favors.”
Okoth also said FKF has been enjoined in the suit as the statement which appeared in the weekly publication was written on the federation’s letterhead.
“I have received a ruling against Nyamweya and the federation and my lawyers will be serving them soon.”

Contacted for comment FKF President Nick Mwendwa said he had received the ruling but insisted that the federation should not have been enjoined.
“You cannot sue an entity for defamation. We have asked our lawyers to appeal against the ruling and strike out our name from the suit. They should go for the individual who defamed them and not the federation,” he said.

IND. 0249 SUB OMULO VS NYAMWEYA DEFAMATION CASE

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