Kenyan Samuel Abisai predicts 17 correct scores, win $2m

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SportsPesa CEO Ronald Karauri and mega winner Samuel Abisai
Samuel Abisai SportsPesa
SportsPesa CEO Ronald Karauri and mega winner Samuel Abisai

A Kenyan punter Samuel Abisai has won more than $2m (£1.6m) after correctly predicting the outcome of 17 football matches.

Samuel Abisai, 28, placed about $2 on two separate jackpot picks, betting firm SportsPesa says.

The company’s boss Ronald Karauri led a convoy, including a stretch limousine, to pick up Mr Abisai from his home in the small town of Thika 45km (27 miles) north-east of the capital, Nairobi.

The payout is reportedly one of the biggest ever paid in Africa.

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The betting industry is rapidly growing across the African continent.