By George Jakoyo.
Kajiado women representative Janet Teyiaa has raised alarm over the escalating number of teenage pregnancies in the county.
While addressing parents and teachers Osupuko Primary School in Kajiado West recently, the legislator asked parents to take up the responsibility of bringing up girls seriously.
She noted that the parents are to blame for implanting in the minds of the girls at a tender age that “they are mothers yet they have not attained the age of becoming such”.
The audience was reminded to come up with strategies to keep girls in school.
“Our girls are becoming mothers at a very tender age which is not acceptable in our current society”, she added.
The gains made in girl-child education are being undermined by the emerging trend. She strongly urged parents to advise their daughters to embrace education.
“Parents must be honest with their daughters. You must let them know what is right and what is wrong with regards to handling themselves”.
During the meeting, there was a consensus that performance in public schools is declining.
This is mainly as a result of children spending too much time in activities which do not add value to their lives.
In this regard, Teyiaa appealed to all local area leaders to embark on vigorous campaigns aimed at protecting the rights of children especially those that affect their education.