No less than 40 betting machines were set on fire at Matisi mall in Webuye West voting public. The activity was championed by Bungoma County Commissioner James Kianda, who said the wagering machines had seen numerous understudies drop out of school looking for fast cash.
Mr Kianda said numerous kids were taking resources from territory occupants and offer with the goal that they can get cash for betting.
We have gotten reports that the youngsters likewise take cash from their folks and bet with it. Some pitch utensils to scrap metal merchants to get betting cash. All piece metal merchants are likewise cautioned against purchasing scrap metal from school-going youngsters.
As per the Commissioner, the machines additionally add to impropriety and spread of HIV/AIDs among the young people. He said the County Security group will endure such and passed a stern cautioning that whoever will be found with a shop working the machines will be captured and confront indictment. Keep away from counterfeit news! Buy in to the Standard SMS benefit and get genuine, confirmed breaking news as it happens.
We won't tire in the battle against this bad habit where numerous understudies are dropping out of school to work betting machines claimed via cartels in this nation. The essential training of 2013 requires that all kids beneath 18 years must be in school.
The Commissioner said they will likewise have comparative crackdowns in Bungoma town, Webuye, Kimilili, Chwele and other enormous towns. He guided boss and partner boss to be vigilant for individuals working the wagering machines to have them captured and be charged in court. He revealed to them that by June 30, this year, no betting machines ought to be found in their managerial units. Kianda berated proprietors of the betting machines that they are authorized to do such business for having a solitary business allow from the County Government of Bungoma.
The Betting Control and Licensing Board is the main commanded to permit wagering firms that take part in legitimate business. We will capture even those specialists with single business allows and have wagering machines in their shops.
He likewise said the war on medications and substance mishandle will proceed until such a period they dispose of the bad habit from the network. Be that as it may, Moses Wamalwa, whose five wagering machines were likewise set a blast said he would court for review.
Mr Wamalwa stated:
The County Commissioner should quit meddling with our business yet enable us to proceed with our tasks this is the place we gain a living. On the off chance that our business is unlawful, let the legislature additionally close down games wagering firms.
He said the wagering machines are sold between sh80, 000 – sh150, 000, including they have lost at any rate sh400, 000 after their forty machines were singed. Wamalwa said they need the court to propel the security group to remunerate them the cash they lost when they set on fire their property illicitly.