A customer on a slot machine at a casino in Nairobi. FILE PHOTOA customer on a slot machine at a casino in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO
By ANITA CHEPKOECH

Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot is planning to table a bill to regulate coin slot gambling machine business that is rife in rural parts of the country.

Mr Cheruiyot said that whereas gambling companies like SportPesa had been tamed by the Betting Lotteries and Gaming Act, rural dwellers, especially women and children, were still indulging in unregulated and at times unregistered coin slot betting games.

The presence of such slot machines, the senator says, often deprive the gamblers of their hard earned money.

Senator Cheruiyot has also called on authorities to impound the machines.

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