Gam­ing snares the poor, causes crime and splits fam­i­lies

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The Bet­ting Con­trol and Li­cenc­ing Board is to be com­mended for act­ing swiftly on the rise of il­le­gal gam­bling across the coun­try. Sev­eral cases of poor Kenyans spend­ing their salaries in gam­bling and ne­glect­ing their fam­ily du­ties and roles have been re­ported. And this has led to breakup of many fam­i­lies. Gam­bling is also likely to re­sult in do­mes­tic theft where chil­dren and spouses steal cash from each other. Sadly, those who op­er­ate th­ese busi­nesses never care to find out where the chil­dren get the money they use to bet or gam­ble with.

ANN SILA Machakos

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