The students were attending an illegal party but at an unlicensed club.
Confirming the incident was Eldoret West OCPD Samwel Mutunga who said that the students were apprehended for being disorderly.
Student leader Moses Tisa says that the police intend on pressing three charges on each student; ‘ attending the illegal party, being drunk and disorderly and also drinking outside stipulated hours.’
Tisa noted that he is working closely with the school administration to have the students released.
“The students are innocent and were just attending the party and then head back to college,” he said.
Also being in police custody is the bar owner for operating outside the stipulated hours.
“We banned such parties because they are used to sell drugs and illicit alcohol to students and children apart from the occurrence of immorality,” Abdi Hassan, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner said.
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