By Ajulu Michelle.
Kware Assistant Chief, Esther Njeri has called on parents to educate their children on the dangers of early pregnancies and drug abuse.
Speaking during Kajiado North Child Protection Network meeting held in Rongai, the assistant chief said parents should play a more constructive role in educating their children about the dangers of teenage pregnancy.
During the meeting chaired by the Network chair, Henry Omae the issue of educating and sensitizing the parents was also highlighted.
Many children drop out of school because of drug and substance abuse. It is reported that children as young as those in primary school are organizing themselves into gangs and are terrorizing the public and smoking bhang mostly in Kware slums.
One pupil, a beneficiary of the Beacon of Hope sponsorship failed to report to school at the Beacon of Hope Academy as scheduled after joining a gang. The boy would leave home in uniform but would not get to school.
Hearts for Service representative, Beatrice Nyaruori said they offer mentorship to children based on the problem they are experiencing. The monthly child Network meeting was aimed at child protection and wellbeing.