Female members of Nakuru County Assembly Caucus are running a campaign to fight cases of early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region.
Speaking at Solai ward on Thursday when distributing sanitary towels to school girls, the Caucus lamented the untamed cases of rising teenage pregnancies in the area.
“As women MCAs, we are concerned by the huge number of girls dropping out of school due to pregnancies and early marriages in Solai and other parts of Nakuru County,” lamented Doreen Korir, a nominated MCA as quoted by the Nation.
The MCAs issued a warning to perpetrators of the outdated culture of Female Genital Mutilation and those involved in sexual activities with the minors.
This campaign comes at the time when seven secondary school girls in Solai ward reportedly dropped out of school at the beginning of the year after getting pregnant.
The area MCA, Melvin Kutol cautioned the girls to keep off early sex and marriages if they hope to succeed in life and accomplish their dreams.
"Sex will go nowhere, you must first focus on your studies in order for you to succeed in future," said Kutol.
The MCAs said that FGM was as an outdated cultural practice that had no place in modern society.
Rose Gathoni, a nominated MCA urged the girls to report the matter to area chief or police if they are forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation for action to be taken against the culprits