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Teen Pregnancy on Rise as Schools Remain Closed

June 1, 2020 - Statistics recently released by the Kenyan government confirm what many feared would be a result of closing schools – that teen pregnancy and forced marriage rates have risen dramatically since March.

This spin-off pandemic of teen pregnancies spotlights the importance of keeping girls in school.

Education is the only remedy to female subjugation especially among young women living in poverty.  Education is the path to empowerment.

Teen Pregnancy by County

(March - May 2020)

Nairobi County: 11,734
Kakamega County: 6,686
Homa Bay County: 5,932
Nakuru County: 5,883
Kajiado County: 5,834
Narok County: 5,585
Bungoma County: 5,577
Meru County: 5,256
West Pokot County: 5,012
Trans Nzoia County: 4,929
Kiambu County: 4,816
Migori County: 4,404
Kisii County: 4,301
Kwale County: 4,052
Machakos County: 3,964
Turkana County: 3,869
Kericho County: 3,829
Bomet County: 3,622
Siaya County: 3,584
Kilifi County: 3,366
Nandi County: 3,309
Kisumu County: 3,256
Kitui County: 3,169
Vihiga County: 2,908
Nyamira County: 2,741
Busia County: 2,690
Makueni County: 2,528
Muranga County: 2,419
Baringo County: 2,282
Tana River County: 2,258
Uasin Gishu County: 2,125
Laikipia County: 2,096
Samburu County: 2,026
Elgeyo Marakwet County: 1,698
Tharaka Nithi County: 1,507
Garissa County: 1,442
Mandera County: 1,417
Marsabit County: 1,349
Nyeri County: 1,333
Wajir County: 1,241
Nyandarua County: 1,191
Kirinyaga County: 1,142


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