Another batch of underage drinkers were arrested during a police swoop on clubs in Eldoret over the weekend. The 30 secondary school students were among more than 200 people arrested.
According to Armstrong Rono, director of the Uasin Gishu Alcoholic Drinks Control Board, two clubs found admitting minors have been shut down.
He said social activities, especially those involving students, had been banned in the town to stop the infiltration of illegal groups luring youths into immoral activities, The Star reports.
On Saturday, police dispersed more than 1,000 youths who had turned up for The Colour Festival. The event was linked to the controversial Project X party.
The youth had reportedly paid Sh 500 to participate in activities at the event held at Gulab Lochab Leisure Center.
Organisers of the event denied it was linked to the ‘sex party.’
Through their social media pages, Colour Festival Kenya, in denying the links started a hashtag #IStandWithcolourfestival to help in creating awareness and save future events.
This was the statement,
To The Public At Large
First of All We would Like To Apologize For any inconvenience That has Happened today 12th March 2016.
We as Yehlah Crew had made arrangements with officials from different Government Bodies that are responsible to hold the event.
Unfortunately our event (Colour Festival Kenya Eldoret Was cancelled with no tangid reason or no supporting documentation. Claiming that our event is/was Part of ”Project X” We tried to explain What our Intentions were in Eldoret as (Colour Festival) but they did not adhere to our patience forcing our Fans to wait outside the premises where we had already paid.
It’s with such pity that we had to be crucified for Other peoples Mistakes.
We Clearly had right intentions asking for protection from the police whereby they did not agree to our settlement.
Investigations are underway as we shall communicate further on all our platforms.
In the mean time bear with us through this difficult situation.
To all our Fans who had already purchased their advance tickets online or physical tickets. We request that you hold on to your tickets as they are still valid Until the New dates are Confirmed.
We are not liable to any social media spam messages that are circulating contradicting to our statement as ‘Yehlah crew’
Meanwhile on social media you can show your support through the hashtags#Istandwithcolourfestival#Istandwithcolourfest.
On Behalf of Yehlah crew inc & The Colour Fest Fans Ke