Parents, Betting board must protect kids from gambling
Illegal gambling machines that have mushroomed in virtually every corner of this country are a threat to our children, especially now they are on long holiday. This is because gambling and betting could lead to delinquency among these schoolchildren. They will be forced to look for money to gamble and bet. There is also the risk of interacting with criminals in these gambling dens because they are rarely monitored. Parents must now take the responsibility to monitor their children and ensure they don’t access these dens. They are likely to get into drug abuse and other illegal activities the more they frequent these alleys. And for our children to stay safe, the Betting Control And Licencing Board, which has the mandate to license gaming operators, should take action against those conducting this business without approval. It must protect underage and vulnerable persons against gambling as the law requires.
RHODA OKUMU Kisumu