500 Partying School Children Arrested in Eldoret
05 October 2015, 14:57
Nairobi - Over 500 school children were arrested in Eldoret on Sunday night after they were found by police partying in an underground basement club popularly known as “The hole”. The arrested children came from different schools in the region, with witnesses saying that majority of them were from primary school.
Police also impounded bhang, alcohol and sex and immorality paraphernalia with the young revelers who had attended a back to school bash in “The Hole”.
Speaking to News24, Chairman of parents in Eldoret Boniface Beta, who is also a parent lamented the incident saying that it is not the first time for children to go missing only to attend back to school parties in the basement club.
“The club has been there, and we as parents have decried its existence but the police do not hearken”, he said. “Children now think they are safe here because the club is just opposite the main police station, but if terrorists happen to attack, it would be a massacre," he added.
Irate parents who milled around the Eldoret Central police station expressed their anger, saying that if police in Eldoret do not close down all the clubs, they will take law into their own hands.
“The police should not be concerned with minute issues while this big vice is conducted just outside their gates. We will rally up and show them what to do by closing down all clubs in Eldoret by next week”, they said.
Chairman Boniface Beta urged parents to be strict and report to relevant authorities if their children go missing.
The underground basement club is located under Eldoret’s White Castle motel opposite Eldoret central police station, attracting clubbers who do not want to be traced for its sense of safety.
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