Twenty-one youths Arrested. Image | Courtesy
Twenty-one youths from Nakuru have been detained and taken to mandatory quarantine after they were found romancing and ready for a photoshoot going against the public health guidelines.
The youths, who comprise of nine males and 13 females aged between 18 and 25 years, were found taking photos along the famous Golf Club Road near Milimani Estate.
According to Nakuru Town West Deputy County Commissioner Elmi Shaffi, the police acted after a tip-off by Nakuru Golf Club management who saw the youths in groups posing for the camera wearing clothes that showed their bodies.
"We received information that the youths were taking pictures without observing public health guidelines on preventing COVID-19," said Shaffi.
The deputy commissioner has also stressed that apart from being taken to mandatory quarantine at their own cost, the youths also risk being charged with shooting phonographic content.
“During the photo shoot, they were displaying nudity, indecency, and immoral behavior," he said
According to preliminary investigations, it has also been revealed that the group had a teenager who landed in the country almost a month ago and has not observed the COVID-19 precautionary measures putting others at risk.
"Our investigations have shown that one female teenager jetted into the county a month ago from Germany, and has been residing at a hotel within Nakuru town," he said.
It has also been established that the group has been organizing the photo shoot for almost a month now where the admins have been asking the members of the public to join. The team has been taken to Kenya Medical Training College, Nakuru campus.
Kenya Medical Training College, Nakuru campus. Image | Courtesy
The government has called on parents to assist observe their children after an increase in incidences of youths engaging in activities that would put the generation in danger, recently a group of teenagers was arrested after attending a party and used an ambulance which was instructed by one of the teen's parents to ferry them home.
However, the government through the cabinet secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwi recently announced that it will take those found responsibly accountable without relenting.
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