A section of Mwala leaders has lauded efforts by police and local administrators to end outlawed Chinese gambling machines from the region.

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Speaking in Makutano on Saturday, Mwala Member of Parliament Vincent Musyoka Musau stated that the game had taken a toll on youths who had chosen to stay idle.

The MP noted that with the crackdown, those who were doing the business will be forced to invest in other sectors.

"The Chinese gambling games had caused students to waste fees by playing, these casinos are not good for our kids," said Musau.

His sentiments were shared by Masii Member of County Assembly (MCA) Betty Nzisa who noted that the crackdown should continue to ensure every gambling machine is destroyed.

Nzisa said that the game had contributed to petty crimes in the region.

On matters education, Musau warned bar owners to ensure they are not situated near schools or else their businesses would be closed down.

"Adhere to the 300 metres radius distance as required by the law or else you will be forced to close down, we must protect our students they are the future," said the MP.

The geo leaders spoke at the burial ceremony of a renown private valuer Timothy Katumbu.