The Directorate of Criminal Investigation on Friday, arrested three Chinese Nationals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The Chinese Nationals Liao Boping, Lu Jianfang, and Li Linrong, were attempting to escape the country when they were intercepted at JKIA.
In a statement , DCI stated that the Chinese nationals were among five Chinese tourists who were arrested and charged for engaging in the business of selling banned gambling machines without work permits.
“The suspects had acquired fresh travel documents after they had deposited their original passports with Court. The trio have been charged in court today,” read a statement by the DCI in part.
These arrests come in the wake of controversy facing six Chinese who ordered deported by Matinagi after they were caught up whipping a Kenyan employee who reportedly reported to work late. The High Court, however, quashed the order and they are set to face full court proceedings.
The Chinse who were arrested today according to Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu was in December found with 169 gambling machines in a house rented by them in Nakuru.
“We received a tip-off from an informer at about 4 pm that some Chinese were doing illegal business of assembling gaming machines and we swung into action and arrested the five suspects,” Matu stated.
Further, the commander stated that the illegal machines had gone through the Mombasa port and landed in Nakuru in unclear circumstances.
“We don’t know how the machines landed in Nakuru after clearance in Mombasa because gambling is banned in Kenya,” he added.
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