THE WEEKEND GETAWAY

Betting addicts throng Uganda to escape 20% tax on winnings

Having grown into a source of income for many, earnings from betting were too precious for gamblers in border towns to 'share' with the government

In Summary

• Border residents flood Ugandan betting shops as they follow league matches all day

• They fault the Kenyan government for taxing "our hard-earned money" and making gambling "unprofitable"

If the government thought it would deter youths from betting by taxing their winnings, it did not see this one coming.

Gamblers living along the border with Uganda have simply exported their ...

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