Crisis as nearly 380,000 Kenyan teenagers become mothers

Pregnant school girl. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • According to a new report, teenage pregnancies are being fuelled by rape, defilement, poverty, early marriages, peer influence, drug abuse and lack of youth friendly health services.
  • The capital Nairobi, a city with more than four million people, has the biggest underage sex crisis with 2,432 girls aged below 14 years conceiving.
  • It is followed by Nakuru with 1,748, Kajiado (1,523), Kericho (1,006), Homa Bay (957) and Garissa (901).

One in five girls aged between 15 and 19 in Kenya is either pregnant or has given birth already, a new report shows.


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