Gambling crackdown continues in Kisii as 100 machines impounded

Gambling crackdown continues in Kisii as 100 machines impounded

Over 100 unlicensed slot machines have been impounded in Kisii County in the ongoing crackdown by police on illegal gambling operations.

The crackdown followed a directive by the national government that gamblers operating on unlicensed businesses in the counties should be arrested and the machines confiscated.

Speaking at Kisii Central Police Station, Kisii area OCPD, Francis Nguli, said those running the illegal businesses will not be spared.

“The owners of the machines will only reclaim them with production of valid licenses from the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB),” he said.

Pastor Ezra Kiriama of Sabbath Day Evangelical Church in Kisii Town condemned gambling saying it has corrupted the minds of both the youth and the elderly, distracting them from social responsibilities.

The operators of the machines that have so far been confiscated have been arrested and are set to be arraigned.

Written by Lucy Akinyi

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