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In Kenya: 370,000 Cases Of Unwanted Pregnancies Registered In Schools – UN Report

Approximately 370,000 cases of unwanted pregnancies have been recorded among Kenyan schoolgirls since July 2016. According to a UN report, these schoolgirls are between 10 and 19 years old.

 

This report, written by the United Nations Population Agency, indicates that 28,932 girls are between 10 and 14 years old. According to the same report, the drivers of mini-buses (matatus) and moto-taxis (boda bodas) are at the origin of this situation which is more and more worrying.

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Discos and burials are great places and opportunities for those drivers who do not miss to use them to commit their abominable acts on teenage girls.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) head of adolescent and reproductive health, Kigen Korir, urged the government to improve health education in the new program to significantly reduce this phenomenon .

“All, boda bodas, discotheques, funerals and early marriages are the main causes of undesired pregnancies. The government and religious leaders should work together to end child marriages in different localities, “said Korir.

“Most girls have dropped out of school. This compromises education and the ability to secure decent economic opportunities. This is a burden on the economy and families, “he added.

“Morbidity and mortality, pregnancy-related complications and abortion, early marriage and child marriage should stop,” he concluded.

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