School going students arrested are aged between fifteen and seventeen years. They were found in possession of bhang and alcohol. The teenagers, who are from various schools in Nakuru County were reportedly caught taking alcohol and smoking bhang in a rented house.
Also arrested with them were three adults ages not more than 19 years. There were a total of two female students in the group. Ths NakuruEast Sub county police commander MS Elena Kabukuru revealed that the police unit raided a house after tip off from the public.
Different court charges
The students arrested are currently held at Bondeni Police station awaiting court sessions. According to Ms Elena, the two groups will be charged on different accounts of offence based on their age.
Those below eighteen years, as minors will be charged with an offence known as ‘children in need of care and protection’.
Th adults over 18 years on the other hand will be charged with possession of alcohol and drugs as well as selling alcohol without a valid license.
The police commander confirmed that investigations that will help the police arraign the suspects in court are underway. Parents of the teenagers have flocked the police station on hearing of the news of their children’s arrest.
There have been many incidences in the recent past involving students with drugs. The most recent one being a case of uniformed school girls smoking bhang in a dormitory at Moi Forces Academy Lanet.
The Director of Criminal Investigations and the Ministry of Education have confirmed that investigations are ongoing to unearth the mystery behind the increased student indulgence in drugs.
This latest incident from Nakuru County comes at a time the government through the relevant ministry hasn’t we yet released any information regarding the source of drugs in school for the previous incidences.