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Educate maasai on HIV/AIDS

10 May 2012, 11:24 Kelvin Murithi

The Maasai needs to be enlightened about HIV/aids. some  Maasai cultural practices are themselves a means of spreading it.

In the Maasai culture it is a taboo for a man to marry a virgin.She is considered a child therefore cannot be married by a responsible man.

Mothers are known to chase away their daughters,aged between nine and eleven,to spend time with the warriors in the evening.

Young women and men have no say in marriage because their parents plan it for them.

Always and only the newly wed keep allegiances to their childhood lovers.

This causes married couples to be unfaithful.
An aggressive persistent on HIV/AIDS awareness campaign  should be conducted via Radio in the Maa language to help this society.

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