TEENAGE PREGNANCY-By Basil Okoth

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Immediately after the recent report was realised that Homabay is one of the counties leading with teenage pregnancies and child marriage, efforts are currently being put in place as all stakeholder have agreed to come together to come up with along lasting solution to curb the vice 
Speaking at Nyahera girls in Oyugis during a mentorship program sponsored by Sukari Industries that brought together several leaders and education stake holders, it was realised that poverty and disco matangas (overnight dances during mourning) as some factors that contribute to the rising teenage pregnancy in the region. 
Parents were also accused of introducing their young daughter to family planning, something that was realised has really encouraged immorality amongst them without the fear of being exposed to sexually transmitted diseases. 
The leaders added that the rising dropouts may wipe out all the gains made in girl-child education in the county.