38 Teenagers (34 Boys, 4 Girls) Arrested While Partying, Flouting Covid-19 Rules

38 Teens arrested in Kisii County

Thirty-eight teenagers were on Saturday 20 arrested in Ogembo town-Kisii county while partying and flouting Covid-19 containment rules.

They group that which included four(4) girls and thirty-four(34) boys was placed in a mandatory quarantine at Kisii School pending clearance by health authorities after conclusion of COVID-19 tests.

The teenagers aged between 13 and 20 were also drinking illicit liquor when authorities arrested them.

Kisii county Police boss Jebel Monene said that 14 used condoms were recovered.

“We received information from members of the public that some young people who were taking alcohol in a room in the region and I immediately alerted my officers who proceeded to the scene,” said the police boss.

Monene said police also recovered 25 rolls of bang, five liters of illicit liquor, Chang’aa, 12 packets of unused condom and 750ml of vodka.

Other items that were recovered are music amplifier and phone cameras.

Teen pregnancies

The incident has occurred amid raising concerns over soaring numbers of teen pregnancies in the wake of covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier this week Children’s Department in Machakos alleged that close to 4,000 school girls below the ages of 19 had been impregnated in the county in the last 4 months alone.

While releasing the data one of the Children’s Department Officers Ms. Muthama accused parents of neglecting their children and urged them to step up in their role saying a majority of the cases involve close relatives.

While giving his two cents advice, Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutual fingered use of obscene words in music as the reason for sky rocketing cases of teen pregnancies in the country.

“We did a survey in 2017 on the effects of vulgar vernacular music on the youth in seven counties and Machakos topped in terms of vulgarity. It indicated clearly that children are influenced by the obscene and profane language used by the musicians and DJs.

“When we condemned the “Nikikupea Utawezana” challenge where young kids were being filmed in the bend over obscenity, we were worried about the negative effects of such content on our youth. Dirty music has a negative influence on our youth. It promotes sexual perversion,” Said Dr. Ezekiel Mutua CEO.