Gambling machines worth more than Sh. 2 million have been destroyed in Uasin Gishu County in an effort to control irresponsible betting in the area.
The Turbo Sub County Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Mohamed Mwabudzo said the 150 gambling machines were nabbed in the ongoing crackdown across the county.
Mwabudzo said the move is aimed at protecting the young generation that have been lured into gambling leading to many students dropping out of school in search of quick money.
The gambling machines were impounded in raids in Kimumu, Munyaka, Huruma and Langas estates as well as the central business district in Eldoret town.
“I am giving a stern warning to those people with these gambling machines that if found, the law will be applied without fear or favour. Those doing the business should look for an alternative,” the DCC advised.
He called for joint efforts by all stakeholders to end the illegal business that is ruining lives of the future generation.
“If all of us join hands and fight gambling machines we will save our families and friends”.
Mwabudzo reiterated that if people need to know that they cannot be rich by gambling instead it only benefits the business people,” he concluded.
By Kiptanui Cherono