Kenyan $2m jackpot winner says he will never bet again

SportsPesa CEO Ronald Karuri(L) and Jackpot winner Samuel Abisai (R)Image copyright
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Samuel Abisai (R) has not decided whether he will quit his job

A Kenyan punter who won a $2m (£1.6m) jackpot after correctly predicting the outcome of 17 football matches says that he will never bet again.

Samuel Abisai, 28, won the jackpot after placing about $2 on two separate picks, betting firm SportPesa says.

Mr Abisai plans to give some of his winnings back to society, including supporting his local football team in the western region of Kakamega.

The payout is reportedly one of the biggest ever paid in Kenya.

The company’s boss Ronald Karauri led a convoy, including a stretch limousine, to pick up Mr Abisai from his home in the small town of Thika 45km (27 miles) north-east of the capital, Nairobi.

It had to navigate a large pothole just outside his home.

The father of one daughter works for a Chinese company and speaks fluent Mandarin. He has not decided whether he will quit his job.

The betting industry is rapidly growing across the African continent.

Kenyan $2m jackpot winner says he will never bet again

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