|The secondary school students being caned by the angry residents and youths|
A real drama unfolded on Tuesday at Kipkorgot Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret after five secondary school students were allegedly caught having group sex. According to Standard Kenya, the four boys and a girl from different schools in Nandi, Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties, Kenya are reported to have been living together since schools opened for second term. When the girl's school administrator, Kapsoya Assistant Chief Fiona Bartocho heard the the story, he went to check on them.
However, she got the shock of her life as she found the teenagers engaging in sex. The administrator said they have informed the respective schools about the incident. "We are investigating to find out if they have been abusing alcohol and other substances. My appeal to parents is to be keen about the behaviour of their children to prevent such acts," she said.
As a result, angry residents at the scene used cane to beat the students mercilessly. It was revealed that the students have been having sex in one of the rented rooms which was rented by one of the student's parents for the son. They have been arrested.
Andrew Keitany, the landlord, explained that one of the boys' mother requested him to accommodate her son three months ago. "Since I am a driver I usually leave for work early and arrive late. Thus I am not able to know who comes into the compound," he said.
|The students covering their faces in shame|
The angry youths did not spare the landlord as they caned him along with the students for harbouring such evil. The landlord and the students were taken to Naiberi Police Station.
Residents, who informed the law enforcers, claimed the children have also been abusing drugs. Caroline Kibet, a local, said it was unfortunate that the children's parents thought that their children were busy in school while instead, they were engaging in premarital sex. "Parents should occasionally visit schools to check on the children's welfare because this is unacceptable," she advised.
Kipkorgot Estate Welfare Chairman Isaac Kipkorir urged parents to always monitor their kids to stop them from straying. "We are lost for words because after contacting the children's parents, they responded that their children were all in school. This is a clear indication that there is no close monitoring of children," said Mr Kipkorir.