KENYA Kenya: KPA On the Spot Over Gaming Machines Imported Illegally 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 637 Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has put officials of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in Mombasa on his radar after banned gambling machines were cleared at the port. The 169 illegal gambling machines were confiscated on Christmas Eve when police officers smashed a ring in Free Area in the outskirts of Nakuru town and arrested five Chinese nationals. ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY The five Chinese citizens were illegally assembling gaming machines in a rented a house in the posh estate. Their immigration documents indicated that they were aged between 30 and 51 years. They arrived in Kenya early this month and had a one-month visa permit to stay in the country. The suspects will be arraigned Friday. The illegal machines went through the port of Mombasa and finally landed in Nakuru in unclear circumstances. “We don’t know how the machines landed in Nakuru after clearance in Mombasa because gambling is banned in Kenya,” – said a senior police officer in Nakuru Town. DCI PROBE But Mr Kinoti has assured Kenyans that DCI detectives will investigate how they were cleared at the port of Mombasa. “If it emerges that those who were expected to act failed, they will have to answer for abetting an economic crime,” – said Mr Kinoti. Mr Kinoti did not indicate when the suspects will record statement with the DCI. The DCI boss has been leading forensic investigations of alleged procurement irregularities, economic crimes and loss of public funds at the KPA. Top management officials including KPA Managing Director Daniel Manduku are on the DCI and EACC radar with detectives investigating a Sh2.7billion tender scandal. Top officials at the port have in the past been linked to theft of public funds amounting to billions of shillings through several irregular deals. The port has also been on the spot following mysterious disappearance of containers, smuggling of top of the range vehicles from the European market and tax invasion scandals. Source: allafrica.com 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: illegal gambling machines, slots Continue Reading Previous Kenya: DCI Strict On Import Of 169 Illegal Gambling MachinesNext Lawmakers Push For Additional Taxes and Fees on Kenya’s Gambling Industry More Stories BETTING KENYA Kenyans spend over KSh 300b on bets, cigarettes and liquor yearly 18 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 2 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 1 week ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Sportpesa’s nine lives in regulatory onslaugh 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kenya’s Gambling, Travel Sectors Top Target For Online Fraudsters 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski 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.