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Matatu, boda boda operators on the spot over high teen preganancies in Kayole

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Matatu operators and boda boda operators have been put on the spot over the rising numbers of teen pregnancies in Kayole area, Nairobi County.

Children officers from Kayole say that majority of  teen pregnancy cases they are handling are those that have been caused by the matatu operators, boda boda riders and mkokoteni operators.

One children’s officer who sought anonymity told Ghetto Radio news that young girls are falling prey to these operators over the quick and easy cash they have to offers.

“The first case this week came from an area known as Maria, the girl’s friend is a form four student who was supposed to go back to school on 12th of this month, but currently she has gone missing after her boyfriend who was a boda boda rider refused to take responsibility,” said the children’s officer.

“The other case we have received this week is the case of a 16 year old girl who was impregnated by the boyfriend who is a mkokoteni operator who moved in with her for a few days before taking off to Komarock and leaving the girl stranded,” he said.

He says that in Kayole, new cases of teen pregnancies are reported everyday.

The children’s officer says that in most cases the have perpetrators disappeared and escaped the police net.

“I urge the government to handle these cases with the seriousness they deserve. These people should be arraigned in court and prosecuted,” he stated.

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