Pregnant 10-year-old dies in Kenyan hospital

2016-04-04 14:10


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Kilifi - An pregnant 10-year-old pupil died at Ganze Hospital in Kilifi County, Kenya, after going into labour.

The girl, who was a student at Matolani Primary School, got pregnant after being raped.

According to Standard, the rapist was still at large.

Statistics, indicate that two million births worldwide involve girls under the age of 15. In Kenya, teachers and motorbike taxi operators have been blamed for the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy.

In addition, reports indicate that 90% of child mothers are already married off, with surveys singling out Kilifi County as hardest hit by child marriages.

Early pregnancy is a major killer of young Kenyan girls, with insufficient availability of comprehensive reproductive health services being reported as a a key factor in the deaths of pregnant girls.

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