The teenagers were found partying in a locked room in total disregard to Covid-19 containment rules.
Police said that at least 14 used condoms were found in the room where the 34 boys and four girls aged between14 and 20 years were partying on Saturday
They were put into quarantine alongside the owner of the room awaiting to undergo Covid-19 test.
The youths were drinking chang’aa according to Kisii County Police Commander Jebel Munene.
“We received information from members of the public that some young people who were taking alcohol in a room in the region and I immediately alerted my officers who proceeded to the scene,” said the police boss.
“I am appealing to parents to monitor their children especially this period when schools are closed. Taking care of children is a collective responsibility” he added.
He said police were following crucial leads to arrest other people who collude with illicit liquor brewers to supply alcohol to students.
This is coming even after the national tally of Covid-19 cases increased to 4,478 after 104 tested positive in the last 24 hours, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman has said.
During a daily briefing on the virus at Afya House, Nairobi on Saturday, Dr Aman said that 36 people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,586.
On a sad note, he said, two people succumbed to the virus, taking the national death toll to 121.
Dr Aman said all the 104 cases from the 2,820 samples are Kenyans aged between one year-old and 76.
The CS said Nairobi had the highest number of 60, followed by Mombasa (33) Kilifi (Five), Busia (Three), Kajiado (Two) and Taita Taveta one case.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has enormous health socioeconomic and psychological impact on the population. It causes insidious psychological suffering that results from the response actions against the pandemic,” said Dr Aman.
He said the ministry is tightening measures to protect front-line workers from contracting the disease, even as three police officers from Kamukunji police station test positive for the virus.
About 30 nurses at Pumwani Hospital have also been quarantined after coming into contact with a Covid-19 patient.
“We have placed a great deal of emphasis on all frontline workers; healthcare, security and discipline forces who interact with people regularly. Aside from offering them protective gear, we have trained them on how to protect and conduct themselves,” said the CAS.