Lack of religious guidance and counselling has been blamed for the increased teenage pregnancies in the counties.

According to Maendeleo ya Wanawake organisation leader Teresia Mulwa, worship and counselling by religious leaders go a long way in ensuring that young people lead straight lives.

Mulwa, who was speaking to Musyi FM on Monday, June 29th, 2020, explained that religious teaching inculcates discipline in the young people.

Factors cited as contributing to the alarming teenage pregnancies, she explained, are failed parenting and the tough economic times brought about by the deadly virus outbreak in the country.

“Parents have failed to keep their children close to them, thus making it so hard for them to notice change in their behaviours,” she added.

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Failure by parents was cited as another reason why the young people fall into the temptation of being lured as they are promised little favours by the shameless men.

Meanwhile, a Machakos court has given a seven-day notice to the police officer investigating an incident in which an assistant chief allegedly defiled a 16-year-old schoolgirl yesterday.

Mithanga Sub-Location assistant chief Daniel Wambua Kisilu and his colleague, Veronica Mbinya Musau, were arrested for allegedly failing to prevent the unlawful act.

The two appeared before Machakos Senior Resident Magistrate Charles Ondiek today, 29th June.

They are being help at Masii Police Station in Mwala Sub-County,

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