It is reported that at least 40 foreigners are said to be deported back to their respective countries soon after they were caught practicing some illegal trade in the Country.
The foreigners are claimed to be from China and India. It is believed that they were picked from various estates across Nairobi and swiftly driven to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for them to be deported.
According to the Interior Ministry, the foreigners during the previous Wednesday 20th June they were caught with illegal gambling gadgets which the items were later confiscated. Through the detectives that conducted the raid said the gambling machines were being sneaked into the country as “Vehicle spare parts.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I declared that importing of gambling gadgets as illegal and issued a strict warning to the foreigners who are doing illegal business in the country. He Said, “Some of these machines are operated by foreigners who are in the country illegally. We will not accept resurgence of illegal gambling machines anywhere in the country.”
The tough cabinet Secretary has been having an intensive war against illegal gambling in deliberate attempts to keep school-going children and youth out of the gambling dens that had sprouted up in major towns and cities across the country.
In Nakuru County, for instance, at least 900 betting machines worth KSh 30 million were set ablaze on May 30, by authorities amid intense crackdown on the illegal gambling business.
The Interior CS had in January 2018 directed regional and county commissioners to rein in on gambling activities in their respective jurisdictions. He ordered for raid of premises and confiscation of unlicensed gambling machines, arguing the illegal betting shops were targeting school children.
He Says, “We have had instances where students drop out of school due to addictions. Chiefs and assistance chiefs must take personal responsibility to eradicate these vices.”