Kilifi family seeks justice for minor whose pregnancy was terminated

A pregnant schoolgirl. PHOTO COURTESY

Kilifi,KENYA:A family in Karimboni village in Magarini Sub-County of Kilifi County is seeking justice for their daughter, a class six student who was allegedly defiled and forced to terminate  a pregnancy.

The family claims that their daughter who is a class 6 student had protracted the pregnancy after she was defiled by a neighbor.

According to the girl’s parents Sarah Kazungu and Morris Mramba who spoke to Baraka FM on Friday, the said neighbor kidnapped the 15 year old girl at night after realizing he had made her pregnant and took her to a nearby clinic to terminate the pregnancy.

“We only heard from neighbors that our daughter had terminated the pregnancy and we filed a complaint to the authorities” The victim’s mother Sarah Kazungu told Baraka FM.

A medical report seen by Baraka FM showed that the girl had indeed undergone a procedure to terminate a pregnancy.

The said neighbor is a 20 year old form 2 student.

However the family insists that legal action must be taken against the neighbor who is still at large saying the incident has left them in shock.

Confirming the incident,KNUT Malindi branch secretary general Fredrick Nguma  said that the incidents of defilement and early marriages were on the rise in Kilifi County.

This comes barely less than two weeks after a another minor reported having been defiled by a police officer attached to Kijipwa police station in Kilifi South Sub-county.

The victim had spent the night at the police station so that she could appear at the Shanzu Law courts the next day where a magistrate was set to issue a child protection order following another incident where she alleged to have been defiled by two men.