Secondary school students arrested following crackdown on bars

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Six Secondary school students have been arrested in Nyeri town following a crackdown on bars operating in contravention of laws.

The minors were found drinking at an entertainment joint that doubles as a brothel in full uniform as schools opened for the second term.

The county administration in the area ordered for an immediate closure of the bar after arresting its owner.

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Following the swoop involving a multiagency team led by County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia, two bars were closed down including one that was found selling liquor to the minors.

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Shisia said his team has contacted the students’ parents to take over the matter while the bar owner and attendants are waiting to be arraigned in court over the matter.

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During the crackdown, the commissioner said they were able to impound various alcoholic drinks that did not have valid product standardization marks, adding no one contravening the law would be spared.

Meanwhile, bar and restaurant owners in Kiambu County have vowed not to comply with the newly enacted Alcoholic Act until it is amended.

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The bar owners noted that the Act was passed without their involvement which is against the spirit of public participation as stipulated by the law.

They now want Governor Ferdinand Waititu to revoke the act and seek consultations with all stakeholders.

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