Kilifi county is one of the leading with teenage mothers among the 47 counties in Kenya. Narok takes the lead in the country with teenage pregnancies approximated at forty per cent. According to the 2014 Demographic Health Survey, majority of school going girls fall prey to early pregnancies.
Bookstores and school uniform stores record high number of attendees despite parents lamenting the difficult economic times. “I have been able to get a few things for my son because of financial problems. I hope the school authorities will let him in as I struggle to find more to buy the rest, ”said Jane Wairimu, a Kitale parent.