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Mothers blamed for high cases of abortion in Kisii, Nyamira counties

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A large number of abortion cases are in the rural areas and are not in the limelight for the fear of stigmatization, public ridicule, and shame and due to presence of backstreet health facilities that make a lot of money from the done abortions.

A file photo of Journalists in solidarity with the monthly Muungano Gender Forum Meetings in Kisii after candle lighting. PHOTO/GUSII STAR

Parents have been blamed for the alarming rate of increase of abortion cases in rural and urban areas of Kisii and Nyamira counties by the young women Christian association.

 Speaking during the abortion awareness programme recently, the Kisii branch YWCA manager Mary Mogaka said that some incidences happen under the parents watch and mostly mothers.

 According to her the cases have been alarmingly increasing raising fears of hindering education for the young adults if measures will not be put in place to curb vice in the society.

 “It’s devastating that our mothers are influencing this always and if you go to hospitals there are so many cases of abortions which are intentional may be because the bearer never wanted a kid or her parent never wanted it”, she noted.

 The abortion issue has been so rampant that the victims do not even fear for normally they abort at night and throw the foetus elsewhere to be noticed later and nothing happens.

 “Am handling a case of a young married woman who after she aborted under the influence of her mother almost died without her husband knowing only to realize that the pregnancy wasn’t of her husband!” She said.

 She further stated that a large number of abortion cases are in the rural areas and are not in the limelight for the fear of stigmatization, public ridicule, and shame and due to presence of backstreet health facilities that make a lot of money from the done abortions.

 “Its only systematization  that will see our society get the clear information over this issue for if not done well we will lose the generation to unseen serious darkness that we may live to regret later on”, she concluded.

 Meanwhile the group called Muungano Gender Forum has started up an initiative that is out to limit such case,the group which deals mostly on matters violence against women led by Lilian Marwa in a meeting has called upon  parents to value their girls and ladies from any harm.

“It’s demoralizing that reports on abortion recorded are mostly involving teachers and locals or rather nuclear family members with school children”, she asserted.

She has however cautioned leaders especially administrators against corruption to cover up such cases as the law will at one time prevail upon them.

Last year, Manga, Marani and Bomachoge were marked as hotspots in cases against cases of early teen pregnancies which has affected education in the region.

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