For the last four months, the mysterious event had been plastered all over the internet; every major celeb was talking about it too.

The launch finally happened over the weekend, across 6 counties, some say it lived up to the hype some say it didn’t.

So here it is…it is East Africa’s biggest national lottery The Pambazuka National Lottery is here, that is what the fuss was all about.

It is a Kenyan lottery aimed at introducing world-class best practices into the Kenyan market. The lottery was launched live on air on NTV and KTN across six different counties, namely; Mombasa, Meru, Nakuru, Kisii, Kisumu and Nyeri.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hussein Mohamed, CEO Bradley Ltd said that he was delighted to be unveiling the PNL product and that is set to revolutionize the lives of Kenyans.

“It is an honor to be introducing this never been seen before brand in the market. The Pambazuka National Lottery seeks to provide revenue-generating entertainment through the sales of an innovative product that will generate both social and economic benefits to Kenya as a whole.”

There you have it, another somewhat ‘gambling’ avenue for Kenyans; and what does this really mean for the youth?

We are already having cases of university students gambling away their school fees, people borrowing only to lose the money to betting; and the worst, suicides. Just last week it is reported that a student hang himself because he lost Ksh 80,000 in a football bet.

Are these companies turning Kenya into a gambling country?