Meru Town. Six secondary school girls have been arrested after they were found drunk in a bar within the town. Area OCPD Tom Odero said members of the public alerted the police about the form four students who were spotted at the entertainment joint in their school uniforms. GOOGLE MAPS.
Six secondary school girls have been arrested after they were found drunk in a bar within Meru Town.
Area police boss Tom Odero said members of the public alerted the police about the form four students who were spotted at the entertainment joint in their school uniforms.
Mr Odero said the students from a school which is only a few kilometers from the town had remained in school during the midterm break.
But the six sneaked out of school on Monday evening.
"We have arrested the students in order to bring this issue to the attention of education officials. Remedial action needs to be taken to protect students from engaging in illegal activities," said Mr Odero.
"These are KCSE candidates and we wonder why they had to escape from school while the exams are just a few days away,” Mr Odero added.
He said he had contacted the school's principal so that disciplinary action could be taken against the girls.
The OCPD called for urgent measures from school authorities to resolve the situation which he said was common especially when students are opening and closing school as well as during midterm breaks.
On discipline, Mr Odero said education authorities in Meru County should counsel students found to be engaging in antisocial behaviours such as drug abuse.
Mr Odero urged parents to always monitor the whereabouts of their children to help stem the inappropriate behaviour which he said affects academic performance.
He further warned bar operators found selling alcohol to students and underage drinkers that they would be arrested for flouting the law.
“We are in the process of having that particular bar closed down because it has flouted the law.
Police in Meru will not condone such errant behaviour and I am putting other bar operators on notice,” he said.
A similar incident occured recently in Kirinyaga County where five secondary school girls were flushed out of a bar in Kianyaga Town.