Sportpesa is back in business as Court orders paybill, website activation

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Milestone Game Limited has been given the green light by the High Court to use the SportPesa brand to continue running betting operations.

In a court ruling on Thgursday, Safaricom was ordered to reopen all Sportpesa paybill numbers and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) to reactivate the company’s website.

“The ex parte Applicant is granted leave to apply for an order of Certiorari to move into this Court for purposes of being quashed, a decision of the Respondent to prohibit the Applicant from using the name ‘Sportpesa’, domain www.ke.sportpesa.com, www.sportpesa.co.ke, short codes 29050 and 79079, Pay Bill numbers 521521, 9555700 and 955700 communicated in its letter referenced BCLB 11/152 VOL.I (9) addressed to the Ex Parte Applicant and dated 30th October 2020,” part of the orders read.

The order comes after the BCLB on October 31 suspended the operating license of Milestones Games Limited for using SportPesa as its trade name.

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