machineFour Chinese nationals and a Ugandan are to be deported within ten days for being in Kenya illegally, a court has ordered.

The four – Rong Bing, Wang Dongxu, Zhu Webbing and Su Pinghu – also faced further charges of running a gambling business illegally.

They are believed to be behind the flooding of gambling machines in Kisumu. They were arrested on Monday after a tip from members of the public.

Officers confiscated 136 gambling machines and two vehicles with Ugandan registration plates from two residences in Milimani estate.

They also found equipment used to assemble the machines during the raid.

During the hearing on Tuesday, the court heard that the four worked for a Chinese company but were in the country on tourist visas. They were also found guilty of working without a work permit.

Resident Magistrate Martha Agutu ordered the five to pay a fine of Sh50,000 or face three months in jail.