Judge Issues Warrant of Arrest Against 30 KCSE Candidates

An arrest warrant for 30 KCSE candidates was issued on Tuesday.

The Kenya High Court

The arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday by Bomet Senior Resident Magistrate Kipkirui Kibelion after the group failed to show up to take a plea on Drunk and Disorderly charges.

Police Given Orders

Additionally, the Magistrate forfeited to the state police bail given to the candidates on Sunday as they are expected in court on December 6 for the mention of their case.

They were freed on Saturday, on police bonds of between Ksh1,000 and Ksh1,500, after spending a night in the cells.

Police nabbed the candidates who had cleared their KCSE exams at an abandoned house in Chepngaina village at the outskirts of Bomet town, partying where empty beer bottles and used condoms were allegedly found.

Bomet township chief Reuben Ng'etich claimed that the students were in pairs dancing seductively when police arrived.

Four students managed to escaped police arrest and a woman who is believed to have supplied alcohol to the candidates was arrested.

Learders' Take

According to the students they had gathered to celebrate completing KCSE exams where they contributed Ksh200 for the party.

Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso said such incidents are to blame for increased cases of teenage pregnancy. She added that her administration will launch programmes to curb pregnancies among schoolgirls.

Local leaders condemned the incident and asked parents to be vigilant and discipline their children.


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