Men warned against impregnating school Girls

A photo of a pregnant school girl./COURTESY

Men who impregnate young school girls have been warned that their days are numbered.

Matuga sub-county deputy commissioner Alexander Mativo, warned that those implicated will face full force of the law.

“Those who impregnate school children should know it’s against the law and will be arrested for 20 years,” said Mutivo.

He added that school going children are well protected by law hence the need to stay away from them.

This comes recently after a class two pupil was impregnated in the village of Borani, Matuga constituency.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya, also urged students to avoid engaging in sex to avoid pregnancies at a young age.

Data from the Department of Health Services indicated that between January and December 2019, a total of 11,542 teenage deliveries were recorded in Kwale County.

Similarly, Kilifi recorded 9,473 teenage deliveries in the same period.

The Kwale County ministries of health, education, and youth and gender collaborated to develop a new action plan to address the growing concern of teenage pregnancy.

The plan aims to increase access to family planning information and services for adolescents and teenage girls aged between 10-19 years.