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Increased abortion cases in Murang’a cause alarm

29 September 2015, 13:16 Joseph Njung'eh

Murang'a - Cases of women procuring abortions or abandoning their new born babies are reportedly on the rise in Murang’a, a trend which has raised concern among the area leaders.

Kigumo MCA Caroline Njoroge, who is also the chairperson for gender and social welfare committee in the County assembly, said there have been several cases of mothers abandoning their new born babies especially in public places.

She said this after an incident where a mother abandoned her baby girl at Maragua hospital three weeks ago and disappeared without trace.

The baby is now under the care of hospital management as they make efforts to trace the mother who is said to have given false details about her identity.

Read Also: Jubilee MP threatens to kill woman for refusing to abort four month pregancy

The MCA however attributed the rise in such cases to unwanted pregnancies and early marriages among the young girls.

Njoroge however appealed to mothers to desist from committing such heinous acts and give the young ones an opportunity to experience parental love.

“Children deserve to grow within a family set up where they can experience the love rather than letting them grow elsewhere,” she said.

She said there is need for sensitization of women so they can embrace and nurture their young ones pointing out that most of them are forced to the extremes due to fear of rejection and ridicule from family members.

“Most women would be compelled to abort or dump their babies due to some other pressures but we need to help them to deal with such situations,” she added.

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