Host of 44 teenagers found partying detained

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The owner of the Mountain View estate where 44 teenagers were found having a party has been detained for seven days alongside three other suspects.

Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi gave the orders to detain the suspects after investigators requested for more time to complete investigations.

Millicent Muthoni Kithinji (house owner), David Kibe Wambui, George Kamau Muthoni and Michael Morega are suspected to have had knowledge of the said party. They are being investigated on offences of child trafficking, causing children to be exposed to sexual abuse and exploitation including prostitution and pornography.

On 21st November, police received a tip off that there was a large crowd of teenagers partying in the said compound.

The teenagers were allegedly involved in pornography and drugs in the presence of the owner of the house and Morega.

The court heard that Kithinji was aware of the party having been informed by her son with who she lives with. Upon searching the compound, the police recovered condoms, bang and assorted empty bottles of alcohol.

The 26 boys and 18 girls aged between 13 to 17 years are drawn from Nairobi, Kiambu and Machakos counties.

Kibe and Kamau are businessmen within Mountain view estate and are allegedly supplying drugs and alcohol to the teenagers.

The police want to identify the people who benefit from the pornographic images taken from such events and suspect the organizers of these events lure the teenagers through social media platforms.

They added that they need more time to establish whether the event is related to several other incidences such the one that occurred in Komarock and there parts of Nairobi where several children are reported missing.

The teenagers were handed over to the department of children services and will be taken to court to seek further orders, which according to the police, form a major part of the investigation.