Narok Woman Representative Soipan Tuya has decried increased cases of teenage pregnancies, saying they keep many girls out of school.
Speaking at the African Centre of Hope in Narok town where she issued Sh1.3 million bursary cheques to 33 needy students, Tuya called for concerted efforts from parents, teachers, children’s officers and the Education ministry to ensure girls access education.
The bursary was drawn from National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF). “Our girls need to remain in class,” said Tuya, urging chiefs to identify men impregnating minors and act accordingly.
“About 40 per cent of girls in Narok drop out of school yearly due to pregnancies and early marriages. I will not tire from fighting for the girlchild,” said Tuya.