The wife of former Prime Minister Raila OdoIga, Mama Ida Odinga has weighed in on the ongoing debate on the state of early child pregnancy engulfing the country.
The shocking details came to the fore during the last national exams where hundreds of teenage girls sat the exams in maternity facilities.
Speaking in Bondo constituency in Siaya County over the weekend when she launched a campaign to sensitize young Girls living along the beaches of Lake Victoria on the dangers of early child pregnancy Mrs. Ida Odinga decried the vice and blamed parents on neglecting their parental responsibilities to nurture young girls in being responsible citizens.
Siaya county first lady Russell Rasanga noted that the county was leading in teenage pregnancy at close to 1900 girls reported to be pregnant this year. She urged the Girls to take up opportunities offered in several TVET institutions in the county to enable them acquire Skills in various fields to cope with life challenges that come with teenage parenthood.
The programme was launched at Wich Lum Beach in bondo and is sponsored by Plan inbternational and supported by Kisumu Businessman Aggreey Owino and Mama Ida Odingas Lobby group SIBANDUKI in which she is the patron. Several such initiatives are to be rolled out in several beaches along the lake where the problem ofteenage pregnancies are rampant.