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Many teenage pregnancies are as a result of broken marriages

The  Kilifi  County  Children’s office has established that 90 per cent of the teenage pregnancies in the area have been  contributed by broken marriages.

Speaking  in  Kilifi while campaigning against teenage pregnancy on Wednesday, Kilifi County Director Children’s Services, George  Mogosi said many teenage pregnancies reported in the area are as a result of broken families whereby the children are not staying with their parents.

Mogosi  also said, majority of the girls from broken homes join school at an advanced age hence, easily lured to sexual relationships.

He called on the Kilifi County Assembly to introduce laws that would ensure all school going children go to school at an early age to reduce cases of teenage pregnancy which currently has recorded 17,000 cases in one year.

His  remarks  were supported by Kilifi County Executive Member for Gender Social Services, Ms. Mourine  Mwangovya  and for Health, Dr. Anisa Omar.

By  Simon  Guruba

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