Narok Leaders Vow To End Girls Gender based violence
rs have vowed to put an end to the worrying trend of teen pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Narok County.
Narok County Women Rebecca Tonkei who spoke during thanksgiving ceremony at Sogoo High School in Narok South together with the area Member of parliament Kitilai Ntutu urged to end girls gender based violence in the county.
Tonkei recalled that in the year 2022, about 741 school going children were pregnant, among them 248 candidates who sat for the national examination.
Tonkei called on the parents to assist girls’ children to go to school and clear their education, and be important people in the society adding that parents need to be watchful to their children whenever they go to school and coming home.
She added that the county has improved, statistics showed that teenage pregnancy in the county had dropped from 40 per cent to 26 per cent, Narok ranked number 4 in the country.
On his part, Ntutu warns the people from his constituency on the ongoing gender-based violence against girls saying he will ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted and punished severely.
He added that these girls need time to go to school and be educated like other people in the society.
At the same time, the leaders sounded a stern warning to Azimio leaders on the ongoing demonstration in the country saying that the county is undergoing drought and now people are not ready for rallies.
Leaders showed support of President Ruto’s development agenda, saying that the community is fully supporting developments in the county.