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Video of a drunk school girl in Karatina town goes viral

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As schools reopened for the first term yesterday, a disturbing video of an apparently drunk secondary school girl has gone viral on social media, rising mixed reactions from Kenyans.

The teenage girl reportedly of Kangubiri Girls High School appears to be heavily intoxicated in Karatina town at a bus station. In the video, a middle aged woman is seen holding the girl to prevent her from toppling, being robed or taken advantage of.

The woman in the video is heard saying in the local dialect that she knows the the girl’s home. She further says that the adults (parents)  are to be blamed for misconduct of young people since they copy what they see being done at homes.

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In the one minute long video, the student defends her behaviour in her drunk talk saying that she is imitating her role model, her mother, who comes home drunk.

Mother yangu anakujanga home Kama ametei so me nafanya vile anafanya. Sa Kama anakuja kama ametei, mbona me nisitei? You know you should follow your role model, so me na follow my role model. Nimepewa tei na beshte yangu, (My mother comes home drunk so I doing what she does. If she comes home high, why shouldn’t I drink too? I am doing what my role model does. I was given alcohol by by friend, ” she said.

The video of the drunk minor caught the attention of National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol Drug Abuse (Nacada) director Mwasia Mutua aka Chipukeezy who said he will offer mentorship to the teenager as the process of retracing her family continues.

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Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde is reporter with Business Today. Email: [email protected]
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