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Campaign launched to save girl child from early pregnancies

02 November 2015, 10:54 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - The rate at which underage girls are getting early pregnancies in Mombasa has raised serious concerns from both the government and civil society groups who have gone a miles ahead to launch a campaign to save the girls from the vice.

The initiative dubbed “Save the youth my choice” was launched at Majaoni in Bamburi area, Mombasa county where 60 percent of the youth are dropping out of school due to early pregnancies allegedly orchestrated by night discos.

In the official launch Saturday, the government issued a ban on the night discos and warned those who do not obtain licenses from the relevant offices face arrest.

Kisauni District deputy County Commissioner, Julius Kavita accompanied by Mombasa County assembly member Riziki Fundi, Civil Society groups and Pwani Media Initiative who are the key sponsors of the initiative blamed the parents who allow boys as young as 14 to join Boda Boda business which result in massive school drop outs.

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Kavita said the government will not relent on the war against girl child molestation, warning that investigations are ongoing to identify those who have engaged in the indecent behavior with school going children.

“The government has given a clear directive that there will be no night discos within homesteads. We have come to learn that they are organized without licenses and here is where children are mistreated,” warned tough-talking Kavita.

The initiative which is seen as a savior to the interior village will save the children from indulging in drugs, early marriages and also foster youth empowerment in the region.

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