meruTwelve high school students were on Thursday arrested after they were caught smoking bhang and drinking alcohol in a matatu.

The students were heading home for the December holiday. They were traveling from Meru to Nairobi.

Ironically, the matatu in which they were traveling in is branded with images of the blessed saint Nyatha.

Residents along the Meru-Nairobi highway noticed the rowdy behavior and alerted the police.

They were detained at Chuka Police Station in Tharaka-Nithi County along with the matatu driver.