By Kevin Anyonge
Child marriage is still hampering development in Kenya,as underage girls get married off and at early age killing their future dreams.A Father and Mother of right sense would not let her daughter prematuley cut off her education to get married she could have achieved her dreams of being a Pilot,Lawyer,Doctor,Teacher and many more careers.
Today in Kenya almost one in every five girls aged 10-19 years is either pregnant or already a mother,this is a worrying trend as this girls education has been curtailed.Adolescent pregnancy has been identified as a major cause of death and disability to thousands of adolescent girls in Kenya every year.
Narok,Homa Bay,West Pokot,Tana River and Nyamira are the five counties with the highest adolescent pregnancy rate.
The Kenya marriage bill should be effected to tame this rising cases.Stakeholders,Organizations and Government should work together to see an end to child marriage.
Today under the hash tag #GirlsNotMothers various concerns were raised on this worrying trend and what should be done.
Kevin Anyonge is a Producer and Writer at Mtoto News
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