9 underage children fall pregnant
26 March 2012, 07:17
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Nine pupils at Dabaso primary school may drop out of school after they were found being expectant according to the school management.
The school management revealed that the nine girls from different classes had started boycotting classes before they suspected that the nine were expectant.
Sources who spoke to journalists on matter of anonymity said the school management enquired from the parents of the children on what was causing the pupils to skip lessons where it was revealed that the nine had been impregnated and had started shying from going to school.
“The school forced their parents to give concrete reasons as to why the nine were not attending lessons where later it was found that they were expectant,” said the source.
The source noted that the nine pupils had severally boycotted classes without permission and that the school management smelt a rat and secretly started to investigate on the matter.
“The school management decided to force the parents of the nine minors to give explanation on the reasons as to why their children were not attending lessons then they told them that their children were expectant,” added the source.
Malindi district Education Officer Mrs. Marry Kamurua confirmed the incident and said accused Boda Boda operators and local wine tapper in the area saying that they are the ones behind impregnating school children.
“According to investigation done by our ministry those behind impregnating the nine minors are wine taper and Boda Boda operators in the area but this we are not going to tolerate,” noted theDEO.
Speaking to journalists in Malindi she urged school girls to avoid,being lured by outsiders by accepting free gifts and offers which end up their educationa lfuture dreams.
“I appeal to girls to avoid accepting cheap offers and free gifts which at the end will cost them because their future dreams will have been cut shot,” she said.
The incident is the second one where more than 30 other children were also impregnated early last year in the same primary school in the area.
Cases of girl child drop out due to early pregnant in Malindi district have been in the recent past increasing with children from as lower as 8 yeas old dropping out of school.
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