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Monitor children during half term, parents urged

Parents in Homa Bay County have been urged to be watchful over their children now that they will be breaking for half term this week.

Kabwai Ward Member of County Assembly Ouma Ogindo said there was need to ensure teenage girls were protected from unplanned pregnancies.

Section of primary school pupils waving after assembly. Photo by Kibet Cheptumo

Ogindo expressed concern over high incidences of defilement and unplanned pregnancies in the county.

He warned adults who engaged in sexual activities with school girls that stern action would be taken against them.

“Those adults who engage in sexual acts with minors should all be put behind bars. They should realize that they are ruining the lives of the children,” said Ogindo.

The legislator noted that Kanyasa Ward which borders Kwabwai and Migori County has the highest number of teenage pregnancies in the county.

The MCA also urged those who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to visit the nearest vaccination centres for the jabs now that the vaccines were available free of charge.

Ouma further appealed to the local leaders to mobilize the youths to apply for Identity cards so that they would be able to register as voters.

The MCA also lauded the government for allocating Sh5 million through Kenya Rural Roads Authority to improve the Aora Chuodho to Nyandemra road.

He gave a two weeks’ notice to those who have encroached the road reserves to relocate their structures to pave way for road construction.

By Darline Atieno and Davis Langat

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