Underage drinkers face charges in Nairobi court
The more than 200 boys and girls who were on Tuesday arrested at a bar on Dubois Road in Nairobi, were arraigned at the Milimani children’s court on Wednesday.
One of the arresting officers, who is not authorized to talk to the media, told Nairobi News that the children will be charged with child in need of care and protection then released to their parents.
The other 150 adults arrested along with the minors, were taken to City court at the Nairobi County Offices where they were charged with being drunk and disorderly.
The owners of the bar where the minors were arrested are still being held at Central Police Station as the officers wait to verify the bars documents before they are arraigned in court on Thursday.
Milimani Court was full of worried parents who kept walking up and down looking for their children. Because of the large number of the children involved in the case, the court was scheduled to convene in the afternoon.
The minors, some of them as young as nine years old, were drinking alcohol and dancing when police arrested them at Jerry City Hotel and Bar.