35 primary pupils and secondary school students have been arrested in a raid carried out by the Kenyan police in a rental house at Sango Estate in Homa Bay town on Friday.
While 6 others escaped, 20 girls and 15 boys aged between 13 and 17 were found drunk and naked. Used condoms were also found in the 2-bedroom apartment in the raid led by Arujo Location Chief Robert Lango, Homa Bay Township Assistant Chief Duncan Odhiambo and his Arujo Sub-location counterpart Jackton Olielo.
Lango said a parent rented the house for her two daughters, but neighbours raised the alarm after hearing loud music. The owner of the apartment, Patrick Ayieko was also arrested.
“We found used condoms which we believe the children used to engage in sex. Six managed to escape when we arrived.
“Some of the minors were dressing up when we got to the house. They had turned the house into a brothel.
“I mobilised my team and went to the house. We locked the door and called police officers who came in a vehicle and arrested the children. The owner of the house, Patrick Ayieko was also arrested for allowing children to conduct immoral activities within his compound.”
They were all taken to Homa Bay Police Station but were later released because of lack of space.
Homa Bay Sub County Police Commander Sammy Koskey who also confirmed the incident, said that they have summoned the parents and guardians of the children to report to the police station on Monday July 6.