33 form four students, two teachers and a school driver from Naivasha Mixed High School spent their Friday night in custody after they were found allegedly drunk at Ol Kalou town.
Nyandarua Central OCPD, Wilson Kosgei said the students were released to the school on Saturday morning.
“The two teachers Wilson Ndegwa Njoroge, 27, Francis Ng’ang’a Chege, 24, and the driver Herman Njoroge Njogu, 30, will be arraigned in Court on Monday,” Kosgey said.
They were going to Naivasha via Ol Kalou after a school tour to Nakuru and Nyahururu.
“Police were notified by the member of the public after the bus stopped at Ol Kalou. The students were screaming prompting the residents to notify Ol Kalou OCS Mark Masinde,” he said.
Chege said when police went to check out, they found both students and teachers drunk in the school bus.
“They escorted the bus to Ol Kalou police station whereupon thorough search, two bottles of Origin African herbal spirit, three bottles of Legend Brady, one can of Smirnoff, and several soft drinks suspected to be raced with alcohol were recovered,’ he said.
He said police had to detain occupants for the safety of the children, 22 boys and 11 girls.
“Our main interest was the children, more so the 11 girls”, he said
The OCPD said there was nothing wrong with the students who are aged between 15 and 19 spending the night at police since it is a government facility.
“I know the parents will be happy to find their children in police than mortuary or hospital bed”, he said
The teachers will be charged with drunkenness while the driver will be charged for carrying excess passengers since the bus has a capacity of 33 passengers.
The school director, Daniel Mwangi, declined to comment.
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