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Today i have many questions that beg answers!!

When i read this in West FM mobile news, my heart bled....This is so important such that all people of good will, lovers of education, lovers of protection of girl children, and those who value dignity of womanhood would have spoken at the forum. I expected the women representative to mobilize women to protest this heinous act of destroying young lives of innocent children.

Did anyone care at all about risk factors to the 18 vulnerable daughters, and the 18 children they were expecting?

I cant understand this. is it culture? is it being marginalized, is it lack of work ethics for the teachers and moral decay in the community? what is it friends ?

A simple question i on earth can 18 young girls under the age of 18, in the same school conceive while in attending school and it does not bother anybody????

Iexpected the director of education for Bungoma north to condemn in the strongest terms possible and take stern action to the perpetrators, but remarks he gave after addressing the gathering at an annual education day held at Mukuyuni girls’ secondary school in Kimilili, Bungoma County were just but additional remarks.........This is waht he had to say;

Mr. Mosbei additionally condemned the incident of 18 pupils who
were impregnated at Chepkurkur primary school in Mt. Elgon
District and called upon the provincial administration together
with the education stakeholders to work hand in hand to curb
such heinous incidences in the society.

18 school drop outs, too young to be called mothers, or even carry the pregnancy...pupils who are still under the care of their parents, may be from very humble background, had their dreams destroyed and lives put at risk. i am on a fact finding mission to establish what the whole story is all about and see if, as a woman and mother, i can be of help to these young girls. Join me in supporting a mission to rebuild the lives of abused young girls in Mount Elgon today. the girls need us all.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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pelamutunzi's picture


was also touched. hope you manage to help. we will support you as a teacher i cry many future leaders destryoyed hopefully they can be mentored to rise above their circumstances

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

LeanaM's picture

Article link?

Dear EK,
Would you mind providing us with the link to the article you're speaking about? I'd be interested in getting more informed.

EK. Chemorion's picture

The Link

H LeanaM,

Below find the links to information on the sad story of the 18 girls from my home District, Mt Elgon in Bungoma County of Western Kenya.

EK Chemorion

LeanaM's picture

Thank you!

Thank you!

cherono's picture

Very Disturbing

Dear E.K.

The first time i heard that story in the news i very disturbed,I may not have been very shocked because I come from Mt. Elgon district and i have seen girls drop out of school due to early pregnancy.In my earlier article i talked about how many of these girls are impregnated by their own teachers and no displinary action is taken againast such teachers.If the DEO, and other leaders in the region and country at large do not respond with speed the we women who are the voices of the girls should rise up against such!
Thank you fore dropping an article about the issue.



lydiagcallano's picture

Willing to help


I feel for those young girls in Mount Elgon. How can I help? Meanwhile. I will pray for them.

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

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