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Gender CS Aisha Jumwa lifts ban on disco matanga in Kilifi

CS Aisha Jumwa, Picture Courtesy.

Aisha Jumwa, the Gender cabinet secretary, have lifted a ban imposed by former interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, on disco matanga in Kilifi County.

Fred Matiangi imposed this ban in 2008 following many cases of teenage pregnancies among school going children. That year alone, over ten thousand teenage pregnancies were reported in Kilifi county. The ban also served to curb criminal cases which were rampant in the county.

Talking to a crowd that had gathered for food distribution program in Garashi Ward, Magarini constituency, Malindi Sub-coubty, Aisha argued that the ban has killed small businesses which are a source of income to many families in the county.

She also said that it was solely the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children are not loitering at night in the name of disco. ' As a parent make sure that you always take care of your children. Always know their whereabouts every time. We are not going to bar someones's source of livelihood because of irresponsible parents.'

The CS have ordered security officers to arrest any person below 18 years of age who will be caught in disco matanga. What is your opinion about this?

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Fred Matiangi Garashi Kilifi Kilifi County Malindi

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