Masinga MP trashes teenage pregnancy report

A past photo of Masinga Mp Joshua Mwalyo. The MP has dismissed report saying his constituency leads in teenage pregnancies. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Masinga Member of Parliament (MP) Joshua Mwalyo has termed the report that was released by the Department of Children in Machakos County that showed Masinga sub-county leads in teenage pregnancies as fake and malicious.

In an exclusive interview with Mauvoo News, the legislator said that the report did not have authenticity because according to him the administration which includes the sub-county commissioner, Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and village elders did not have any knowledge pertaining that report or how the survey was conducted.

“How was the survey done and who did it? This report is not authentic as the administration is not even aware of such a report, how can a survey be done within four months. Did they ask the girls unless they give me a clear way how they got the information this report is pure malice, ” said the legislator.

Mwalyo added that the report is made to tarnish the good name of girls in Masinga and making his constituents have a bad look in the country.

“This report is aimed at tarnishing the name of my constituency and further the name of girls in Masinga. If the said office wants a favour from donors or rather donations let it not use Masinga Constituents as a stepping stone for them to get help, ” The MP added.

A report was recently released by Machakos Children Office indicating that Masinga Subcounty led with the number of teenage pregnancies with it having 601 girls who were pregnant and Athi River Subcounty having 561 cases with Machakos and Kalama sub-counties recording the least number of teenage pregnancies.

Athi-River had 568 cases, Mwala 532, Matungulu 506, Yatta 472, Kathiani 403, Kangundo 323, Machakos 307, and Kalama 148

KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua Thursday said vulgar Kamba songs were to blame for the high rise of cases of teenage pregnancies noting that the survey done by the classification board identified Machakos top in vulgarity.

Kamba Musician Alex Kasau Katombi took on the Kenya Films Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua for saying that “vulgar” Kamba Singers were to blame for the high cases of teenage pregnancies.

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