KENYA Kenyans should support Government in the fight against gambling 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 708 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 BETTING KENYA Taxman clears 105 betting companies to get permits 13 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Gambling operators ignore orders to close during the election 4 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kenyans spend over KSh 300b on bets, cigarettes and liquor yearly 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 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.