Court forgives drunk and disorderly students, fines teacher - 8 months ago, 13 June 15:42

By: Agnes Oloo

Nine students from Tala Academy, Machakos, who were arrested for being drunk and disorderly were on Wednesday forgiven and released to their parents and guardians.

The students were arrested together with their teacher and school bus driver on Tuesday in Nairobi during an official school tour.

Their release came after a children’s officer and an advocate, Ronny Akede, acting for The Cradle Children’s Foundation  pleaded with the magistrate to release the minors unconditionally.

The advocate and foundation officer told the magistrate that the children must have been in experimental mode and under influence of bad company.

The two further added that, if given another chance, the students would reform.

The Children’s Magistrate advised the parents, guardians and the school to ensure that the children go through counselling before being released back to class.

In a different court, the teacher who was with the children during the incident pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing ...
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