CASINO KENYA Kenya: DCI Strict On Import Of 169 Illegal Gambling Machines 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 1,190 Kenya has been battling illegal gambling and betting. While the government has been strict with betting companies that have led to mass closure of betting shops in the country, tackling illegal gambling still remains a challenge. Recently, in a major crackdown on illegal gambling, the police seized 169 gambling machines and arrested five Chinese nationals. However, it was not established how the gambling machines – all of which are imported – made its way into Kenya. According to the investigations, all illegal gambling machines were imported through the Mombasa port. However, no arrests have been made so far and the mystery of how and for whom these machines were imported remains to be solved. Meanwhile, the country’s Director Of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has taken note and seems to be strict on the reported crime. It has issued a strict warning to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) officials in Mombasa. The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has himself taken charge of investigations and said that the port officials should up their efforts and find how the illegal gambling machines got in the country or they should be ready to risk losing their jobs. The DCI chief has also assured that the case will be cracked and all those who are involved in “clearing” the import of these machines will soon be behind bars. “If it emerges that those who were expected to act failed, they will have to answer for abetting an economic crime,” – said Mr. Kinoti. Earlier in the week on Tuesday, the police busted an illegal gambling ring in the Free Area on the outskirts of Nakuru town in which it arrested five Chinese nationals and seized 169 gambling machines. However, it is yet to be known how these 169 machines – which are said to have arrived through the Mombasa port – got the clearance at the port. Source: casino.buzz About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: chinese machines, ilegal slots, Kenya Continue Reading Previous Casinos target low-income Chinese immigrantsNext Kenya: KPA On the Spot Over Gaming Machines Imported Illegally More Stories KENYA ONLINE Leading Africa’s casino GamePawa launches in Kenya 3 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Court orders gambling firm to pay former staff Sh12m in terminal dues 4 hours ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Ndungú’s stake in Sportpesa firm risks seizure without pay 1 day ago Szarlot CASINO KENYA Illicit brew, counterfeit goods retrieved in a nationwide police crackdown 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers Rejoice As Court Scraps Nairobi Law 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Court quashes betting tax, limit on gambling in 5-star hotels 5 days ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Wild Coast Sun recognised as best luxury beach resort in South Africa 5 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE The State of Gaming and E-sport Space in Africa 6 days ago Samuel CASINO WORLD NEWS Black Edition is back for Novomatic 6 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 2 weeks ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE The Rise of Crypto Casinos in Kenya 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.