Female genital mutilation ( FGM) and teenage pregnancy cases are set to reduce drastically courtesy of a partnership between Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation and Kisii county government through training of the girl-child on the alternative rite of passage.
A total of 150 girls have been identified to undergo guidance, mentorship, and reproductive health training at Omobera in Kenyenya sub-county this month.
It is expected within two to three years, the FGM and teenage pregnancy incidences would have gone down.
Speaking to media in Kisii town ahead of the training, Kenya Commercial manager, Kisii branch, James Muganda decried the commercialization of the FGM in secrecy, especially during December.
Kisii county Women Rep, Dorice Aburi, attributed the teenage pregnancy to immorality by the girls in the town’s streets where they engaged in unprotected sex.
According to the Women Rep, 60 cases of the teenage pregnancies including those from the so-commercial sex workers had been reported at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
She advised the teenage girls to shun irresponsible sex relations by abstaining or protecting themselves to avert unwanted pregnancies.
The former radio personality, lamented over delayed release of National government Affirmative Action Fund ,saying it had hindered her plans to economically support programes for the vulnerable girl -child.
She expressed her commitment to ensure the girl-child was lured out of the twilight life.
BY MUSA MARANGA