My Machakos is doing things with words, including tragic pregnancies

A 12-year-old girl in Eldoret town who gave birth at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. FILE | NATION

What you need to know:

  • Our progress to a new society must embrace and practise an education with the core social value of recognising and respecting the dignity and rights of every human being, regardless of sex, ethnicity or social class.
  • Only in a society where women fully and confidently value and respect themselves and only associate with men who fully and genuinely respect them can we expect to see rational and safe sexual relationships.
  • It means educating our young people, both female and male, to fully respect themselves and to respect one another. 

Machakos, my beloved “home” County, has recently been in the news, and I should be feeling proud and elated, as I often do, whenever my 1970s residence is mentioned. But my main feeling just now is sorrow and concern.

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