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'Dramatic Scenes as Youths Fight Over Money Spilt From Destroyed Lottery Machines in Bomet

A few years ago, the government of kenya, led by the Interior Security Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang'i, led an operation that was aimed at ridding the country of illegal gambling machines.

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Many youths had opted to engage themselves in gambling activities instead of busying themselves with something that might actually be of help to them in life.

The gambling machines were destroyed en masse across the country but it seems that some regions might not have escaped this menace completely.

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This afternoon, the area chief for Kyogong Location and Kapsimotwo location led an exercise that was aimed at destroying illegal gambling machines in their localities.

Ms. Selina Kilel, the Kyogong area chief together with other local administrators gathered several machines that were to be destroyed in public.

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However, some youths found this as the perfect opportunity for them to loot the money that had spilled from the machines that were being destroyed.

The youths who came in numbers decided to scramble for the money which turned out violent and the administrators had to intervene to stop the violence and the looting.

The machines are usually inserted with 10 and 20 shilling coins which, when lucky, one gets a lot of money in return buy this is very rare.

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The scenes captured from the ground in Kyogong and Kapsimotwo found in the County of Bomet this afternoon showed the desperate situation of the youths.

Luckily, no one was hurt during the melée that happened in the afternoon conducted by the local administration of the area involved in getting the illegal machines.

The government needs to do more to ensure that the country is rid of these illegal gambling machines around the country that have seen a lot of people lose their money.

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Fred Matiang'i Interior Security Kapsimotwo Kyogong Location Selina Kilel


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