KENYA Kenya: KPA On the Spot Over Gaming Machines Imported Illegally 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 695 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 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 KENYA ONLINE The State of Gaming and E-sport Space in Africa 6 days ago Samuel 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 EXPERTS KENYA Betting firms rush to comply with new tax regulations 2 weeks ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE NCC, NLRC collaborate to fight illicit gamers 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.