38 teenagers who were arrested on Saturday afternoon at Ogembo in an alleged sex booze party will undergo counseling session as the Government tracks down their parents.
Speaking at Kisii school quarantine center on Sunday, Kisii CEC for administration Ednah Kagwana said they will include behavioral change sessions. This is a collective effort by the County Government and National Government aimed at teaching them good morals.
“Yesterday’s incident was motivated by peer pressure. What we want to do as a county Government together with the National Government is we want to guide and counsel them. We need to talk to them more as a way of trying to change this narrative as it is right now,” She said.
The 34 males and 4 females are set to undergo COVID-19 test on Monday. In the group, the youngest is 13 years and the oldest 27 years. Kagwana said only 8 were confirmed to be above 18 years.
“Only 8 were above 18 years. So you can see generally what we are talking about. This is a collective effort. Let all of us take responsibility, be vigilant, and monitor teenagers around us especially this time when schools are closed. The police did a commendable job,”
Kisii County Police Commander Jebel Munene told the media on Saturday that the alleged birthday celebration had been showered with cakes, Alcohol, and other foods.
Police recovered new and 14 used condoms. Some teens escaped arrest after getting wind of the raid.