Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha on Thursday blamed the pornographic websites for ealy teenage pregnancies in the country. CS Magoha however could not agree with the figures going around social media on the high figures of impregnated young girls between January to March 2020. According to the CS, the figures are obnoxious hinting that some non governmental organizations that want to introduce sex education in the education system could be behind the cooked figures.
CS Magoha expressed his interest in interrogating the rate of the pregnancies as he doubtly questioned if the said pregnant girls went and reported to report their pregnancy considering that they are right at home. According to CS Magoha the reported figures seem definitive wondering wether some Non Governmental Organizations that were keen on pushing for introduction of sex education in theeducation system could use such exaggerated numbers to pushtheir agenda.
He said he would lobby the Cabinet and the President intervention in changing the law to ban access to pornographic related information in the country as a measure to curb early teenage pregnancies adding that Kenya will not be the first country to do so, some countries in Africa and Asia have done so already and they have a better culture. Cabinet Secretary Magoha asked the senate to help him pass into law when the bill shall be introduced to senate saying the law should have been passed a long time ago since they operate even when children are out of schools.
The Education CS called for tough action against culprits who sexually assault girls. He urged parents and guardians to pay attention to their children and guide their moral behavior. According to the National Health Survey report, over 150,000 underaged girls were impregnated between the month of January and April this year, Machakos County leading with 4000 reported cases of earlier pregnancies.
Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua has already set up a special team to interrogate and find solutions to this shocking and unacceptable trend which he compares to Sodom and Gomorrah. He urged religious leaders to introduce programmes that will educate children on sex education. According to Governo Alfred Mutua drugs abuse is the main causes of the early pregnancies among children, whom he says meet at parties, drink hard liquor and smoke Marijuana almost every single day. Dr Mutua directed his county department of Education, Youth and Social services to immediately initiate a programme on sex education, peer pressure and HIV/Aids to once schools are opened.