Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha wants pornographic sites banned in the country, saying they are to blame for the high rate of teenage pregnancies.
Speaking on Thursday in Nakuru, Prof. Magoha said he will lobby the Cabinet to block pornographic content from being accessed in the country.
“You see when you are not thinking about sex but someone opens a pornographic page then you start thinking about it and generating ideas. Why is that site accessible in Kenya? Who needs it? Don’t tell us because it is accessible in the US that it should be accessible here. There many countries in Africa and Asia that have blocked it and their culture is better.I’m going to lobby the Cabinet and by extension his Excellency the President so that they consider blocking content related to pornography from being accessed by all and sundry in this country.” he said
Magoha further raised doubt about a report circulating on social media indicating that thousands of school girls across the country aged below 19 years have been impregnated between January and May this year.
“I would like to interrogate the rate of the pregnancies because they look obnoxious. I am asking myself as a professor, did these girls go and report that they are pregnant? Who is giving us these figures because they seem to be definitive? Could some NGOs who are keen on pushing sex education be using these exaggerated number,” the CS said