Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) to only license firms that are tax compliant.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the CS directed the Board to ensure that the firms have been cleared by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
Matiang’i also noted that the firms should further be cleared by Financial Reporting Centre and the Interagency security team before being licensed to operate.
most of the firms that are unlicensed do not generate tax for the countryCS Matiang’i
“The BCLB is to continuously monitor, identify and report to the Communications Authority of Kenya all unlicensed local and foreign betting and gaming websites for blockage of access,” said Matiang’i.
According to the CS the move will ensure unlicensed gaming and betting firms that are operating illegally are done away with.
He further directed the Board to block to mobile cash transfer numbers linked to the companies operating illegally.
Matiang’i said that most of the firms that are unlicensed do not generate tax for the country.