Confirming the incident is the Embu East sub-county Deputy County Commissioner, Jane Waruinge who said that the police managed to arrest the students in different bars. Seven of them were girls and the students are said to be in form one, two, three and four.
Out of the 28 students arrested, three are said to be candidates awaiting to sit for their KCSE exams. The raid came after locals and parents complained that underage students are being allowed to enter into bars and drink to brim.
The students were taken to the Runyenjes Police Station for interrogation. The police boss said that they will undergo a thorough counselling session before they are released to go home.
The owners of the bars who allow children to drink from their premises have been arrested and risk being imprisonment for not less than five years.
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