KENYA Kenyans should support Government in the fight against gambling 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 886 The Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary (CS), Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday called upon all Kenyans to join the government in the fight against gambling and betting. Speaking during a meeting with the Muslim leadership in Nairobi, the CS urged Kenyans to be at the forefront in the fight against this vice for the future of country and its children. The government recently shut down two major betting firms that have been operating in the country. He said he was satisfied with the ongoing crackdown on gambling machines and betting companies in the country but noted that the war on gambling has not been all smooth though fruits could be seen so far. “Data shows since we started the crackdown on gambling, change has been seen and I am resolute in stopping it since no country has been built on gambling,” – said Dr. Matiang’i. The National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale emphasized that gambling should be banned completely as it is a threat to national security. “The Muslim leadership has a role to play in protecting national security and the interest of the people of Kenya,” – Duale added. He further urged all Muslim leaders and Imams to address the issue of gambling and intoxicants in mosques to stop the vice among youths. The Jamia Mosque Committee Chairman, Abdulatif Esajee said that the Muslim community has strongly asked their believers to stay away from gambling. “The Government should not only increase penalties for offenders but also focus on the education of young people and control the gambling industry because of its destructive nature,” – Esajee said He further urged the Government to build confidence among Kenyans in the fight against corruption by uprightly fighting it. The Chairman lauded the Government’s commitment to promoting understanding and collaboration between government and the Muslim community. Source: kenyanews.go.ke 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: gambling in Kenya, muslim Continue Reading Previous Winning Post: Hard lessons to be learnt in KenyaNext Kenyan gambling struggles expected to hit M-Pesa revenue More Stories KENYA ONLINE Best betting sites with Aviator game in Kenya 10 hours ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Is online sports betting a popular hobby? 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Payouts to gamblers thin out as fresh taxes hit winners 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Odibets To Reward Customers With 100 ‘Mbuzis’ For Christmas 3 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Sportspesa risks losing license if found guilty of disobeying court order 7 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers stake Sh620 billion in four years as betting craze rises 7 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Gamblers stake Sh620 billion in four years as betting craze rises 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA President Ruto unveils plan to privatise 35 state companies in Kenya 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Top 10 African payment trends for 2024 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kasarani Teams Get Sh5 Million SportPesa Sponsorship 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kenya is plotting to steal the shine from gambling craze 3 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Kenya’s Gambling Control Bill proposes sweeping changes on sector 3 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.