A vividly angry CS reprimanded parents for failure to play their eyesight role over there children. Professor George Magoha while addressing parents and stakeholders earlier today blamed parents for absconding there role which is to blame for the rampant teenage pregnancies.
“Hii ujinga ya pregnancy inatoka wapi. Can we take our parenthood back where we sanctify life” said an angry Magoha. “What is this nonsense of teenage pregnancy”
The ministry of education is responding to a directive by the head of state who directed it to look into the matter urgently.
There has been surge in the number of teenage pregnancies in the country which prompted the president to issue a warning to the perpetrators of the offence. President Kenyatta who was speaking on Thursday at the KICC in Nairobi, at the close of a two-day training workshop on Kazi Mtaani for Regional and County Commissioners said there will be hell to pay for those who have impregnated minors across the country. He also noted that area chiefs will be answerable on how school-going children are defiled under their watch.
The education CS also called on ban to the famous disco matangas which he says its fueling the vice.
“Am going to plead with his excellency the president to ban this nonsense of the body has to come to sleep. When the body sleeps you are doing disco matanga with kids and other things. The body should come from the mortuary into the grave. Hakuna kitu kama disco matanga”. said the CS.
Statistics shows that numbers of teenage pregnancies are high with incidences reported to have spiked after schools were closed in March over the coronavirus pandemic.
In Nakuru, for instance, 1748 cases of teenage pregnancies have been reported while Kajiado, Garissa and Kericho recorded 1,523, 901 and 1,006 cases respectively.
A report by the National Council on Population and Development (NCPD) showed that two out of five teenagers in Kenya are either young mothers or pregnant.
Since the pandemic was reported in the country in early March, 20,828 girls aged between 10 and 14 years have become mothers while the older girls aged between 15-19 years, 24,106 are either pregnant or mothers already.
Prof. Magoha previously contested the numbers as “exaggerated” and noted that investigations into the matter were underway.