Top betting firms are jittery of the legislative pressure from the government and a shrinking market share as newer and more robust players join the market in huge numbers. Few top firms namely Sportpesa, Betway and Betin were the first to pitch camp in Kenya about four years ago, and raked in billions in the process. For others, things are becoming muckier. They are findings it hard to navigate through the terrain with profit dipping as and gamblers get more avenues to bet.
When the chronicles of Kenyan business trailblazers will finally be written, one name that must surely appear — even if just as a footnote — is Ayisi Makatiani. His name will appear not because he is an alumni of one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but because of mastering the art of business survival, and a rare entrepreneurial acumen that has seen him bestride the Kenyan business landscape like a colossus.
The Government is struggling to keep up with the World Bank’s requirements as it seeks to climb the ladder in this year’s Ease of Doing Business Report. Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed highlighted specific areas of State bureaucracy that had been reformed to make it easy to do business in the country to key World Bank officials. “We currently have a unit called the Business Environment Delivery Unit housed within my ministry that is tasked with carrying out reforms.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".