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Police storm house party in Kisumu Central, arrest 14 teenagers

Sunday July 12 2020
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Police arrested 14 minors after finding them at a house party in Kanyakwar, Kisumu Central, on July 12, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ELIZABETH OJINA     

Fourteen teenagers were arrested in Kisumu Central on Sunday after police found them at a house party in Kanyakwar.

The 10 girls and 4 boys did not manage to escape alongside seven men, who ran out of the house and jumped over a fence when police officers arrived.

Kanyakwar acting Chief Maurice Ajwang said they were alerted by members of the public who heard the loud music that was being played at the house in Uzima estate.

Mr Ajwang said police confiscated several bottles of alcoholic drinks from the house and that some of the teenagers were found half naked, raising suspicion about whether they had engaged in sexual activities.

He said the teenagers were taken to Kisumu Central Police Station ahead of arraignment on Monday.

RECENT ARRESTS

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Police have arrested many people found in social gatherings across the country in line with the social distancing rule for curbing Covid-19. Others have been arrested for not wearing face masks.

And in several parts of the country, teenagers have been arrested at drugs and sex parties, amid efforts increasing numbers of teenage pregnancies, a case worsened by the closure of schools due to the pandemic.

Health records show that Kisumu has recorded at least 3,500 cases of teenage pregnancies with Nyakach, Seme, Kisumu Central and Kisumu East taking the lead.

Recently, about 38 youth were arrested in Ogembo, Kisii County, while partying in a locked room. And at Sange Estate in Homa Bay County on July 3, 35 teenagers were apprehended for similar reasons.

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