•The minors will be taken through a guidance and counseling session before being released.
•She said some of the arrested minors were KCSE candidates awaiting to sit their exams on Thursday.
Twenty-eight minors were arrested in different bars and nightclubs in Runyenjes Embu county on Sunday night.
Embu East deputy county commissioner Jane Waruinge said the operation was meant to curb the indiscipline cases among minors in the area during holidays.
Among those arrested were 21 boys and 7 girls with an average age of 14 and 19 years.
She said some of the arrested minors were KCSE candidates awaiting to sit their exams on Thursday.
"We have arrested a total of 28 minors in different clubs in Runyenjes aged between 14 years and 19 years. Among them were Form Four candidates who will be sitting their examinations on Thursday," Waruinge said.
She said that it is unlawful to allow minors in clubs and warned that bar owners found doing so will face the full force of the law.
"They (minors) will spend their night at the station under very tight security as we wait to see their parents on Monday," the DCC said.
The minors will be taken through a guidance and counseling session before being released.
Jane Kinuthia the Embu East subcounty children officer said she has in past received complaints from residents on minors flocking nightclubs.
"It is a criminal offense for anyone to expose children to drugs and alcohol according to the new children's Act. The club's owners risk a jail term of not less than five years," she said.
She urged the parents to keep watch of their children during the long holiday.
"We cannot police everywhere, so I urge the parents to keep watch on their children, it's a collective responsibility," she said.