The County government of Siaya has banned all discos in the region ahead of this year’s national examinations.

County Commissioner Michael Ole Tialal said the move would give candidates enough time to prepare for the examinations uninterrupted.

Speaking during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations at Siaya County stadium, Ole Tialal directed all the chiefs and their assistants across the county to ensure the ban is implemented with immediate effect.

The commissioner stated that this year’s candidates for both KCPE and KCSE examinations need to be accorded a conducive environment to be able to concentrate on their revision so as to perform better.

He further decried the rising cases of teenage pregnancies which currently stands at 42% in the county, noting that this has contributed to the high rate of school dropout among the girls in the region.

Mr Ole Tialal has therefore issued a stern warning to the perpetrators that the long arm of law will catch up with them.

The administrator used the occasion to also urge locals to help in the fight against illicit brews in the county.

He lauded the chiefs and their assistants for their efforts to combat the menace but regretted that the illicit brews are still resurfacing after a while.

Ole Tialal reiterated that the county administration will not relent in the fight against illicit brew.