EXPERTS KENYA Media houses on the spot over gambling pay bill numbers 1 month ago Samuel Post Views: 129 Members of Parliament have demanded full disclosure of identities behind 57 pay bill numbers used in various media houses in Kenya to promote betting and gambling. The National Assembly Information, Communication and Innovation Committee Wednesday clashed with the Communications Authority (CA) after the regulator said it has no details of the pay bill numbers. The regulator through Christopher Olweru told MPs that pay bill numbers are just like bank accounts, hence they can only get the details through the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Mr Olweru who was representing the Director General told the William Kisang chaired committee that despite being the telecommunications regulator, they can only request mobile operator Safaricom and the CBK to provide them with the details of the pay bill numbers. However, the committee said as the regulator, the Communications Authority should have all the details and provide them when needed. “As the regulator, you have the powers to write to Safaricom and CBK not to request but to demand the details of the pay bill numbers and it should be provided within an hour,”- Mr Kisang’ said. The committee gave the CA until Tuesday next week to provide faces behind the pay bill numbers that still promote gambling through the media houses despite a crackdown by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. “Go back, put your house in order; prepare a detailed report and come back to us on Tuesday,” Mr Kisang’ said. Source:businessdailyafrica.com SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Kenya, Parliament, promotion Continue Reading Previous Kenyans Lead in Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trade GloballyNext 1,400 arrests, $8million seized in illegal gambling at Euro – Interpol More Stories BETTING KENYA Gambling alive and well amid Covid-19 ravages 8 hours ago Samuel HOT NEWS KENYA ONLINE $1bn Digital Transformation Project Key to Africa’s Online Gaming Industry 3 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA SportPesa add new games with an Incentive deal 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Flutterwave Partners with Airtel Money 6 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS HISTORY History gambling in Asia 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS NAMIBIA Namibia further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Bolstering Africa’s Gambling Industry through Technology 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA FKF end Odibets Sponsorship Deal 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Why Mobile is the future of banking in Africa 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Odibets Supports Amputee Football Federation 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO EXPERTS How to cope with gambling loses and start winning. 2 weeks ago Fahad Luyzburg EXPERTS HOT NEWS Vat on sport betting in Nigeria & Ghana – what investors & biz executives must know 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.