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Grand homecoming for SportPesa jackpot winner

Kenya’s newest multi-millionaire Samuel Abisai arrived in Kakamega County to cheers, tears, pomp and colour on Saturday morning.

Abisai is basking in fame, days after winning a staggering Sh221 million betting  jackpot courtesy of gaming firm SportPesa. He achieved this feat by correctly predicting the outcome of 17 football matches.

For the first time since bagging the jackpot, Abisai visited his humble home in the outskirts of Kakamega town in Western Kenya.

The 28 year old designer and part-time teacher was welcomed home by his father Abisai Mavinda and mother Margaret. Overcome by emotions, the tearful mother wept uncontrollably.

SportPesa's Sh 221 million jackpot winner, Samuel Abisai (in black outfit), in the company of his father and mother during his homecoming party at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE
SportPesa’s Sh 221 million jackpot winner, Samuel Abisai (in black outfit), in the company of his father and mother during his homecoming party at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE

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“I’m crying with joy because Abisai is named after my father. I’m so happy for this win and I pray he will have the wisdom and humility to spend his fortune in the right way,” the mother said.

After visiting his family, Abisai, who was in the company of his best friend Bernard Ouma, proceeded to shake up Kakamega town.

The jackpot winner caused a stir when he drove into Bukhungu Stadium in a convoy that started from Amalemba. The convoy was led by Isikuti dancers and boda boda riders while an ecstatic crowd cheered along the streets.

The lucky winner was driven in a SportPesa branded car alongside his parents and company Global Chief Marketing Officer, Joyce Kibe.