More than 30 teenagers who were arrested for assembling and partying in a house in Kasipul Kabondo, Homa Bay County, have been released.
The teenagers were released unconditionally after the security officers called their parents to counsel the youngsters. The girls and boys were arrested on Saturday night while partying inside a house in Koweo village in Kabondo Kasipul Constituency.
The 36 teenagers whose ages range between 12 and 17 years old were arrested during a night operation carried out by Kojwach Kawere Chief Isaiah Ondoro and his Kojwach Kamyoro counterpart Fredrick Okeyo.
“They were released unconditionally from Ringa Police Station after we summoned and talked to their parents,” Deputy OCPD Phoebe Mwanzi said.
On Sunday Ondoro said the minors were arrested after some members of public complained of noise from the loud music in the house. The teenagers were partying past curfew time and without complying with Covid-19 protocols.
The security officers raided the house at 11 pm on Saturday and arrested 8 girls and 28 boys.
Four others escaped by jumping over the fence.
“The teenagers seemed to have been preparing for sex escapades as packets of unused condoms were found,” the administrator said.
Three motorbikes suspected to have been used for ferrying the minors to the party were parked within the compound.
The Homa Bay Children Department recently raised an alarm that they are likely to record more teen pregnancies during April holiday.
Homa Bay Sub County Children’s Officer Joseph Otieno said such party escapades were the main places where teenage girls ended up being impregnated.
Homa Bay is one of the counties with highest number of teenage pregnancies in the country.
By Davis Langat