Kenyan MPs have come out to say they are afraid of losing their jobs if they support the introduction of sex education in schools being pushed by several civil society groups in order to curb teenage pregnancies.
According to the legislators, such a move would cost some of them their jobs since the matter is very sensitive. They fear that some of their electorates who might not share the same views on the matter might refuse to vote for them again.
“As much as we want to save our teenagers from early pregnancies, this story is dicey to some of us who are from rural constituencies,” said Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro.
The civil groups have been trying to convince members of parliament to vote for the bill which intends to reduce the cases of teen pregnancies, unsafe abortions and HIV.
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