Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has come out to express disappointment over the rising cases of pregnancy in the County.
Eearlier today, a report was released showing rising cases of pregnancy in the county.
4000 students have been impregnated during the three months of school closure after the outbreak of coronavirus in March 2020.
The government in a bid to contain the deadly virus urgently closed all the schools.
In his statement on twitter, Dr. Alfred Mutua lamented on the figures of teenage pregnancies reported.
Governor Mutua said that the issue is a national problem Calli on parents to stay virgilant on whereabouts their kids.
“During my teenage days, we attended sexual education classes in Church and at school that taught us to avoid promiscuity and protect ourselves from other vices and diseases.” He posted on his Twitter.
I am SHOCKED by the figures of teenage pregnancies reported. Even though the figures are less because the number of 4,000 represents multiple visits of pregnant girls to hospitals, even a single teenage pregnancy is UNACCEPTABLE. See other counties figures below.
— Dr. Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) June 17, 2020
Mutua called on parents to protect the innocence of the children at this trying time promising that all the girls who have been confirmed pregnant will be counselled and allowed back in school.
“They should be in school when schools reopen.You cannot have girls excluded from education while the boys who made them pregnant are in class improving their chances of success in life.” He said.