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”Wamekatalia pesa zangu” Sad as man wins Ksh 3 million from Betika, only to end up withdrawing Ksh 85k

by Paul Nyongesa
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n a recent development, a X user identified as Logarithm Base has reached out to the Kenyan community seeking assistance in compelling Betika to release his substantial bet winnings.

According to the user, he has successfully won Ksh 3 million, but he is currently encountering anomalies while attempting to withdraw the funds from his account.

As of the time of publishing this article, the frustrated user has reported that he could only manage to withdraw Ksh 85,000, leaving a substantial balance of Ksh 2,926,352.97 unprocessed.

The user, who remains anonymous at this point, is urging fellow Kenyans to come together and support his cause, hoping to bring attention to the issue and prompt Betika to address the withdrawal anomalies promptly.

”Dear KOX i am herec to address some injustice from Betika @betikaKe i won a total of 3M see attached screenshot and they have refuse to give me my honest money. Whenever I try to withdraw they say you have exceeded daily limit when I have not actually withdrawn.” An X user identifed as Logarithm base posted.

https://x.com/logarithm_base/status/1742819835094904985?s=20

This comes months after Betika found  itself embroiled in a legal dispute with a disgruntled punter, Nelson Melly, who claimed to have won a significant sum of Sh477,590 on Betika’s virtual betting platform.

Despite Melly’s supposed victory, Betika allegedly failed to honor the payout, leading Melly to issue an ultimatum: pay within 24 hours or face legal consequences.

Melly’s lawyer, Isaac Okinyo, sent a demand letter to Betika, also copied to the Data Protection Agency (DTA) and the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB).

The letter accused Betika of accessing Melly’s account details without authorization and using his account to place bets on other teams, thereby justifying the non-payment of his alleged winnings.

”You have refused and continue to refuse to pay our client his bet amount of Ksh477,590/=,” Okinyo’s letter read. “You have gone ahead and accessed and illegally used our client’s account to bet for other teams to justify the loss of the amount won. We have separately raised this issue with the DTA and the BCLB.”

Melly claims to have spent Sh113,712 on October 16, 2023, at around 5 am, to place a virtual bet. Despite his investment and his alleged victory, Betika didnt  fulfill its payment obligation.

The demand letter, dated October 18, 2023, warned Betika to admit liability within one day, failing which legal proceedings will be initiated.

“Take notice that unless we receive your written admission of liability within the next one day from the date herein, we have mandatory instructions to institute legal proceedings against you for recovery to protect our client’s interest at your own risk to the sequel costs. Be Advised accordingly,” Okinyo stated in the letter.

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