Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has formed a team of senior Ministry officials to investigate teenage pregnancies in Kilifi County where 13,624 cases were reported this year among learners aged 15 to 19. Mr Yatani Thursday told the National Assembly committee of Labour that the team will be dispatched to the county next week. “I have constituted a team of officials from the children’s department in the ministry to get to the bottom of this matter and we will share the report with you in order to get a way forward,” Mr Yatani told the committee.
The team will also extend their investigations to Kwale County before visiting other affected counties. “The problem is not only in Kilifi but shared across other parts of the country and we need to take action,” Mr Yatani told the MPs. The CS said the national government should work with county governments to address the issue of teen pregnancies.