Word has it that with the help of corrupt officials, some local gaming company is financing propagation of lies through a media campaign in which their competition is accused of alleged illegal actions.

The companies that pay nearly sh.6 billion annually to state and local government through fiscal and parafiscal charges and in addition have supported the community with continuous health donations during the corona virus pandemic, are now a target of unfair and unethical negative campaign from a direct local rival.

A successful foreign company has been at the center of this well-choreographed media campaign and is being connected with unproven scandals. The local gaming company is trying to banish foreign companies out of the market and take up dominance in an illegal and primitive way by setting up scandals through the media.

Kenya is on the verge of becoming an undesirable environment for foreign investors because of individuals working against the interests of the state! This is not a joke, 55,000 people working in this industry are concerned about their jobs.

The corona virus pandemic has dealt a strong blow to the global economy, to which almost no sector is resistant. However, what is encouraging are the positive examples and measures that companies are introducing with a primary focus on the health and well-being of their employees and their families. Companies in the gaming industry have recorded a 90 percent drop in profit, but employees do not have to worry about financial stability, because their jobs are secure, and salaries are paid regularly.

This policy, attitude and approach should be an example of behavior and inspiration, both to other companies and to each individual, because the actions taken during a pandemic send a strong message of humanity and togetherness. Only following this path, the spread of viruses and the effects of such a pandemic can be curtailed.

Instead, individuals are calling for the destruction of what contributes to a huge portion of Kenya's economic stability and labor market, even in times of crisis. Sportpesa was pushed out and now a scandalous attempt is underway to connect a successful and recognized foreign gaming company with illegal activities!

This conspiracy by the local gaming company to push out successful foreign rivals must be stopped. Let us all have a level playing ground and remain ethical in our operations.