Renowned Coast youth mentor has called for multi-sectoral and sorber approach in taming early pregnancies among young girls in the region.
Mahmoud Noor said the current disturbing state of affairs must be curtailed by all means and all possible avenues.
Addressing locals at Kaloleni in Kilifi county Mr. Noor said the same song every day was enough and locals should get down to action and use all possible avenues to end the derailing situation.
He said without a collective multi-sectoral approach in curbing the problem, the young generation will be in peril.
The SwahiliPot-Hub Patron, an arts and technology centre based in Mombasa reiterated that the girl child must be protected and defended by all means.
“It becomes more challenging when we realise that most of the cases involves underage boys, where are the parents?” posed Mr. Noor.
The Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa branch board Chairperson scoffed at parents who after being given little money they resolve such cases at home.
“By doing so as parents you are subjecting you children to both physical and psychological torture, please desist and let the law take its course,” he insisted.
The renowned youth activist urged locals to report such cases to relevant authorities so that culprits are punished accordingly.
He said Kilifi county will be forced to import from other counties bigger percentage of manpower if the young generation will be forced out of school because of early pregnancies.
He called on Kilifi County government and other education stakeholders at the Coast to enhance community awareness programs to curb the social problem within the county and the region at large.