In Summary
  • This is part of efforts to minimise or end cases of teenage pregnancies in the region.
  • He said it will also be established whether the girls underwent female genital mutilation during the December holidays.
  • The administrator linked rising cases of teenage pregnancy cases to FGM, saying girls who undergo the cut feel mature enough to have sex.

Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya has announced plans to subject girls to pregnancy tests before they return to school next year.

This is part of efforts to minimise or end cases of teenage pregnancies in the region.

PROSECUTION

The administrator, who spoke in Nairegie Enkare in Narok East on Tuesday, said it will also be established whether the girls underwent female genital mutilation during the December holidays.

The rite of passage is illegal in Kenya but it is rampant in counties including Narok.

A tough-talking Natembeya said the parents of children subjected to FGM will be arrested and prosecuted.

He further that said that girls found to have undergone the cut will be forced to record statements with police while those who get pregnant will reveal the identities of the men responsible.

“It will not be business as usual. I hereby direct school heads to have girls in secondary and upper primary schools undergo the tests at local health facilities once the institutions reopen,” said Mr Natembeya.

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