28 Students Arrested in Different Nightclubs in Embu County

November 28, 2022

Twenty-eight students aged between 14 and 19 years were yesterday night arrested in different bars and nightclubs in Runyenjes Embu County.

According to Embu East deputy county commissioner, Jane Waruinge, among those arrested were 21 boys and 7 girls while four are Kenya Certificate Secondary Examination, KCSE candidates.

“We have arrested a total of 28 minors in different clubs in Runyenjes aged between 14 years and 19 years. Among them were Form Four candidates who will be sitting their examinations on Thursday,” Waruinge said.

Waruinge said it illegal for minors to be in night clubs giving stun warning to club owners who allow minors into their clubs.

She said the minors will spend their night at the police station under very tight security as they wait their parents on Monday.

While at the station, the students will receive guidance and counseling session before being released.

Embu East subcounty children officer, Jane Kinuthia, said it is a criminal offense for anyone to expose children to drugs and alcohol according to the new children’s Act.

She added that clubs owners who allow minors into their clubs risk a jail term of not less than five years.

Further, she said, she has on several occasions received complaints from residents of minors being spoted in night clubs.

She urged parents to be watchful of their children’s behavior and movements to curb wayward behaviors during this school holiday.

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