Why SportPesa has recalled ex-staff for meeting today

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The sacked employees of betting firm SportPesa are today (Friday) expected back to the firm’s head office in the capital Nairobi.

However, it will still be a walk of pain because their employer is not calling them for new job offers but redundancy notices.

On Thursday, the company’s head of human resource Terry Wanja Njagi sent an email to the ex-staff advising them to report at Chancery Building on Valley Road on Friday so that the termination notices issued to them on October 2, 2019 can be withdrawn.

The company stopped sponsorships to clubs and the Kenya Premier League, which are already facing financial problems.

Clubs such as KPL reigning champions Gor Mahia have been hit hard, forcing the government to bail it out occasionally to enable it honour its continental fixtures.

On Thursday the government, through the sports ministry, had to buy Gor Mahia air tickets to Kinshasa in DRC for a return match against DC Motema Pembe in their CAF return leg on Sunday.

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