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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH JUNE 2018-All foreigners who will found assembling illegal gambling machines in the country will be deported for engaging in crime.This is according to interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi.
Speaking in Dagoretti South constituency on Monday where he oversaw the destruction of gambling machines seized from entertainment joints across all the 14 sub-counties in Nairobi,the CS says the machines have reduced the productivity of youths, some of whom are addicted to gambling.
He declared gambling a crime of monumental proportions which must be fought at all levels.
He also put on notice government officials involved in the business to prepare for a rough time ahead if found.
“We shall not pretend this is normal business when things are going wrong,” he asserted.
This and the war on contrabands, the CS has vowed to sustain it until the menace over.
Already, consignments of sugar – some found contaminated -have been seized across the country.
Legislators Simba Arati of Dagoretti North and his Dagoretti South counterpart John Kiarie who spoke during the destruction of the gambling machines have urged the CS not to relent.
“We are all prone to the dangers of a contaminated sugar,” MP Arati said.
Most of the machines are brought to the country from China.
The government has already set June 30 as the deadline for eliminating illegal gambling machines across the country.