- Police said the owner of the house may be charged.
- Mr. Lango has sent a stern warning, asking men to stay away from young girls.
- parents will be held responsible if their children get pregnant.
35 teenagers have been arrested after police busted them having sex and smoking bhang in a house at Sange estate, Homa Bay Town on Friday.
The 20 girls and 15 boys aged between 13 and 17, were rounded up in an operation conducted by Arujo Location Chief Robert Lango, Homa Bay Township Assistant Chief Duncan Odhiambo and his Arujo Sub-location counterpart Jackton Olielo.
Mr Lango said that immediately they were tipped off by neighbours who were irritated by the loud music the youths were playing, they rushed to the scene and stormed into the house where they found the floor littered with used condoms and several downed liquor bottles. There was some more liquor on the table.
Men found walking with young girls will have to produce documents to show they are related. We do not condone immorality in this county.”
It was then that they decided to alert the police who came and nabbed the teenagers, six of whom evaded the dragnet.
“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,” he said, adding the owner of the house was also arrested.
Lango added that they found some of the teenagers still naked and trying frantically to dress up immediately they realized they had been caught in the act.
“Some of the minors were dressing up when we got to the house. They had turned the house into a brothel.”
The house belonged to two girls whose parents were paying the rent. The teenagers 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 said the children and their parents had been ordered to report to the station on Monday.
“We have summoned their parents. We could not keep them here because of limited space,” Mr Koskey said.
The officer said the owner of the house may be charged.
Mr. Lango has sent a stern warning, asking men to stay away from young girls, or risk being sent to prison if found in their company.
“Men found walking with young girls will have to produce documents to show they are related. We do not condone immorality in this county.”
He also told parents that they will be held responsible if their children get pregnant.