Eight secondary school girls were arrested in Maralal town during wee hours of Saturday morning after they were found loitering around night clubs in school uniform.
Samburu central OCPD Abagaro Guyo confirmed the arrest saying that the girls were on their way back to school.
“We arrested the girls who were hanging around the night clubs, they had left their belongings in a bus and started loitering in town at 2 am,” said the police boss.
Guyo called on parents to mind the security of their school going children, especially girls.
“The town is full of wrong doers at such an hour and it takes only minutes to mess a girl child’s life,” he noted.
County woman MP Maison Leshoomo urged parents to be escorting their children to school to avoid such incidents.
However, area residents called on the police to treat school going children with lenience, adding that they had to travel with night buses to reach their destinations early in the morning.
“Those travelling to Nyahururu from here use buses that operate at night and our officers should be aware of this,” said a resident.
The students were released later in the day after their parents picked them and escorted them to school.
By Robert Githu