It’s enough! Uhuru wades into teen pregnancy, SGBV crisis

What you need to know:

  • President Uhuru directed NCRC to probe the teen pregnancies and SGBV.
  • He  appealed for the support of religious institutions in addressing the social problems.
  • Survey  on Covid-19 and SGBV indicates that 38 out of 47 counties have reported SGBV cases since mid-March.
  • Kenya loses Sh46 billion annually due to SGBV.
  • Rift Valley Regional Commissioner warned chiefs and their assistants  that they will be held personally liable of child marriages, early pregnancies and FGM.
  • Education CS Prof George Magoha urged parents to give more attention to their children who could be seeking it in the wrong places.
  • Kuppet asked State to establish at least one borstal institution to deal with child sexual offenders.
  • Kewota called for the introduction of sex education in schools, a suggestion the Catholic Church has rejected.

Kenya has recently reported a sudden surge in teen pregnancies and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) with the cases being attributed to Covid-19 lockdown.

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