KCSE candidates arrested after sneaking out to dance the night away

Monday November 11 2019

18 KCSE candidates from Kobala Mixed Secondary in Rachuonyo North, Homa Bay County were arrested on November 10, 2019 night after they sneaked out and went to dance in a village at night. ILLUSTRATION| IGAH


Some 18 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates from a secondary school in Rachuonyo North, Homa Bay County were arrested last weekend for sneaking out to dance thye night away in a village.

The Form Four students from Kobala Mixed Secondary in Wang’ Chieng’ Location are accused of sneaking out over the fence on Saturday night.

The learners--16 boys and two girls--went to a home in a village in the neighbouring Kobuya Location.

Chief Peter Agunga said the students used a wooden ladder that they placed against the fence to jump out of the school.


After the dance that lasted past midnight, the students wound up in a home in the village.


Mr Agunga said concerned residents informed him about the incident.

"I was called by a resident who told me that a group of students had locked themselves in a house. I rushed there and arrested them," the administrator said.

He said that he detained the learners in his office before their parents were called in to take them back to school.

"The school’s management confirmed that the candidates are sitting their exams,” Mr Agunga added.