KENYA Kenya: KPA On the Spot Over Gaming Machines Imported Illegally 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 749 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 SportPesa Kenya mobile betting app: Get a new experience 2 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA KRA Online Auction Opens Bidding Process To All Taxpayers 2 hours ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betwinner Expands Sport Betting Options to Over 45 Sports 2 days ago Samuel HISTORY KENYA Sports in Africa: A Tapestry of Culture, History, Identity 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Nairobi Businessman Wins KSh 2m SportPesa Jackpot 5 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Ten new betting firms enter market within two months 7 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Team Capital FM in Action At the Casino Cup 6 1 week ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE What kind of betting predictions are available to bettors in Kenya? 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Tools Kenyan players can use instead of GamStop for responsible gambling 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Beez FC Wins 13th Edition Of KOT 5 Aside Tournament 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Digital wallets as an enabler for financial services in Africa 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Betting firms tax remittance hit Ksh 15B in FY2022/23 2 weeks ago Szarlot 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.