Alarm raised as 18 pupils are confirmed PREGNANT in Mt ElgonCounty News 08:25
Tuesday 11th June 2013 - Teachers and parents of Chepkurkur Primary school in Mt Elgon are a worried lot after 18 pupils were confirmed pregnant after undergoing a pregnancy test.
The parents and teachers had a meeting at the school to discuss the issue because many pupils were dropping out of school and getting married.
A test was recommended and to their surprise, 18 girls were pregnant. What was shocking was the fact that some were as young as class four and five.
While speaking to the media, the headteacher of the school expressed his concern over the rising number of school dropouts. He said that many girls drop out of school and this affected their performance as compared to boys.
He promised to bring to book all the men who impregnated the girls because they are known to them. He also urged the parents to talk to their children about morality and not shy to discuss s*x related topics.
The Kenyan DAILY POST