Police arrest high school students for gambling

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Just recently, new rules governing betting and gambling firms were passed. This was as a result of violating children’s rights.

Among the rules passed, betting advertisements were banned from airing on broadcast media stations or online platforms between 6:00am and 10:00pm.

The betting firms were given a period of one month to comply.

Betting and gambling is only allowed for the people above 18 years.

On Tuesday evening, seven students at Nanyuki High School were arrested and detained at Nanyuki Police Station for gambling.

The students, who had been sent home for school fees, were busted at Funland PlayStation in Nanyuki town.

They were immediately arrested on grounds of gambling in their school uniform.

7 Nanyuki High School students arrested for gambling

County Police Commander Maxwell Nyaema said police received a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly posed as gamblers and found the students gambling.

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The owner of the premises was also arrested on grounds that the facility violated children’s rights.

The students were later released while the owner is expected to be presented in court.

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