Machakos Women Representative Joyce Kamene has commended the building of Mbakaini Girls Secondary School which will accept pregnant teens and those from poverty-stricken families.
Kamene said it’s a big opportunity for teenage girls who got pregnant during the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown to get back to school and elevate their lives.
The Women rep speaking in Machakos, added that the school will allow young teenage mothers to study during the day and go back home in the evening to take care of their babies.
“Mbakaini girls will suit all those girls who got pregnant during the pandemic period, since they can study and still go back to take care of their children,” she said.
Kamene insisted that all those who defile and impregnate young girls, will face the full force of the law for the girls to get justice that they deserve.
Last year, speaking while unveiling 60 water tanks in Mlolongo, Kamene impressed upon local administrators to be vigilant and report any cases of defilement and rape whenever they happen, despite incidents of intimidation.
“In case you fear intimidation, bring the culprits to my office. We can’t allow young girls’ future to be ruined because of a few people who cannot hold their horses,” said Kamene.
She noted that she will also support girls from poverty-stricken families and the disabled through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF).
NGAAF is Anchored on the vision 2030 development blueprint, under the Social Pillar to address the plight of vulnerable groups through access to financial facilities among women, Youth, persons with disabilities, needy children and elderly persons in the society.
By Ann Kangero