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Expectant 10-year-old girl dies from labour pains in Kilifi

04 April 2016, 11:40

Kilifi - An expectant10-year-old pupil died at Ganze hospital in Kilifi County after going into labour.

The girl, who was a student at Matolani Primary School, allegedly got pregnant following a rape ordeal.

According to Standard, the rapist is still at large.

Statistics indicate that two million births worldwide are by girls under the age of 15. In Kenya, teachers and motorbike taxi operators have been blamed for the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy.

Read Also: Class 6 girl gives birth, three others expectant at a Matuga school

Further reports indicate that 90 per cent of child mothers are already married off, with surveys singling out Kilifi County as hardest hit by child marriages in the country.

Early pregnancy is a major killer of young Kenyan girls, with insufficient availability of comprehensive reproductive health services being reported as a a key factor in the death of pregnant girls.

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