35 primary pupils and secondary school students arrested in drug-filled party, used condoms found

Some 35 Kenya primary pupils and secondary school students were arrested while six others escaped after police raided a rental house where they were taking alcohol and smoking bhang.

The teenagers, aged between 13 and 17, were found drunk with some n.a.k.e.d in a two-roomed house where used condoms were also found in the room at around 6.00 pm.

But police later released them over lack of adequate space in their cells.

The incident occurred at Sango Estate in Homa Bay town on Friday.


According to Arujo Location Chief Bob Lang’o, they received a tip-off from the public that the youngsters were taking alcoholic drinks, smoking bhang and were causing a ruckus in the neighborhood.

After raiding the house, Lang’o said that they arrested 15 girls and 20 boys and took them to Homa Bay police station for interrogation.

The administrator who was flanked by his two assistant chiefs, Jackton Olielo of Arujo sub-location and his Homa Bay township counterpart Duncan Odhiambo, said that they also arrested the landlord, Patrick Ayieko, for allowing children to conduct immoral activities within his compound.

Meanwhile, the chief warned parents and guardians against letting their children roam in town, saying that they risk being arrested and charged with negligence.

Confirming the incident, Homa Bay Sub County Police Commander Sammy Koskey said that they have summoned the parents and guardians of the children to report to the police station on Monday.

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