Gambling machines worth over KSh 2 million have been destroyed in Uasin Gishu as part of the authorities’ efforts to tackle irresponsible gambling in the county.
The gambling machines have been seized in Huruma, Kimumu, Langas and Munyaka estates, and also in the Eldoret town’s central business district.
Mohamed Mwabudzo, the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) of the Turbo Sub County, revealed that a total of 150 machines were taken in the ongoing crackdown across Kenyan gambling industry.
DCC Mwabudzo revealed that the local authorities have taken the measure as part of their efforts aimed at protecting young people from possible effects of gambling.
According to regulators, many young people have been lured into gambling, and many students are dropping out of school in an effort to earn quick money.
As far as the gambling machines seizures are concerned, the DCC Mwabudzo said that they have come as a serious warning to everyone associated with these machines. The DCC further noted that the law would be applied without “fear or favor”, so he warned the ones doing the business that they should look for an alternative.
Apart from that, Mr. Mwabudzo also urged all stakeholders to join efforts to end the illegal gambling business which often ended up ruining young people’s lives.
Courtesy: Casino Games Pro