Seven girls aged between 14 and 15 in Magarini Sub County could not sit for the recent Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam due to early pregnancy.
Subsequently, the CEO Sauti ya Wanawake Organization operating in the area, Joyce Kambi has blamed parents for their failure to guide and take care of their daughters.
Speaking to the press at Gongoni trading centre on Wednesday, Kambi said, “The figures on teenage pregnancies that come out during KCPE in our region are worrying, thus something should be done”.
The CEO said mothers were to blame for the vice as most of them took their pregnant girls to traditional medicine men for treatment.
“We came across one case where a mother took her 15 year daughter who fell pregnant to a medicine man to be applied some medication on the stomach in order to terminate the pregnancy,” she lamented.
However, Kambi called upon parents to be responsible towards raising their children especially girls to avoid cases of early pregnancies and marriages.
By Simon Guruba