KCPE Candidate Gives Birth in Hospital
A candidate registered in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations in the Tharaka Constituency of Tharaka Nithi County has given birth.
The candidate gave birth at the Marimanti Hospital on Monday morning before beginning the Mathematics exam.
Director of Area Education Salecio Maringe states that the applicant will continue to take her examination from the hospital.
She is among 2,147 candidates for the KCPE in the Tharaka North sub-county.
On Monday morning, the nationwide KCPE and KPSEA examinations were administered to nearly 2.5 million candidates.
Education officials and Cabinet Secretaries braved the Monday morning chill to observe the opening of exam containers and the nationwide distribution of materials.
Kenya had 45,700 adolescent girl pregnancies in January and February.
Early teenage sexual behaviors have also led to an upsurge in new HIV diagnoses among teens in the country.
Kenya reported 98 weekly HIV infections in girls aged 10–19 in January and February.
This is better than 2015’s 343 new HIV cases per week among young girls.
The National Aids Control Council with the assistance of the national government on Thursday began an initiative to end new HIV infections, Gender-Based Violence , and early pregnancies among young girls
Kenya spends Sh25 billion on HIV commodities annually, according to NACC CEO Ruth Laibon.
She noted that the sum is normally raised through the cooperation of partners.
According to a study provided by the Ministry of Health, in 2018 Kenya had a total of 427, 135 cases of adolescent pregnancies cases reported at prenatal clinics.
In 2021, there were 317,644 teen pregnancies, down 26% from the previous year.
Kenya has made progress against Aids through cooperating with allies, Mochache added.
HIV programs reduced Aids-related fatalities by 67% between 2013 and 2021.
2,196 12–17-year-old females reported sexual gender-based violence in January and February.
In 2021, 21% of prenatal care attendees were 10–19-year-old mothers.
23,279 10–14-year-old pregnant girls were registered at health institutions.
The ministry’s goal is to provide quality health care to all Kenyans, but protecting young girls’ health is a priority.