Daring 10-Year-Old Boys Who Blew Ksh200K in 1 Week at Riverside Hotel

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  • Pangani Police officers, last week, rescued three boys, two 10-year-olds and one aged 11, at a popular hotel in Eastleigh area identified as Riverside.

    According to a report by Daily Nation, the three daring boys had traveled all the way from Wajir and checked into the hotel populated by prostitutes with Ksh 200,000 in tow.

    The three were taken into police custody alongside other prostitutes nabbed at the hotel following an operation by the police.

    It all began when the boys picked the lump sum money that had fallen from the pockets of a drunkard at a famous club in Wajir. 

    With the money, the boys decided to make a trip to enjoy the urban life in Nairobi, they reportedly spent Ksh 150,000 on their way between Nairobi and Wajir with the leadership of one of them who had lived in Pangani with his aunt.

    Pangani Police Station where the children were reportedly held up before their release.

    The paper reported that the boys arrived in the city on Sunday last week and proceeded to check themselves in at the hotel's room 313.

    Their high-life experience was, however, cut short when one of the boys reportedly hit a woman and tried to bribe his way out of it. The woman noticed that he was not a local in the area and lodged a complaint.

    “The woman noticed that the boys were not from Eastleigh and informed the Nyumba Kumi chairman. The chairman then told the area chief who in turn informed the police,” stated Mohamed Ismail, one of the duo who facilitated the boys' release from custody after spending two nights in the cell.

    A representative from the hotel, however, claimed that it had stringent rules against admitting people who did not present identification cards. He revealed that the children had been brought there by an adult.

    “It is not our policy to give rooms to children. That is common sense. They were brought in by a person known as Ousman and we have given the details to the police,” stated the manager.

    The boys were eventually reconnected with their parents in Wajir. 

    A photo of a busy Eastleigh street taken in 2017.