Ida Odinga Launches a Nationwide Campaign
Former prime minister’s wife Raila Odinga has launched a Nationwide campaign against teenage pregnancies and child marriages. Ida will be partnering with Governor’s wives in the campaign.
Through the Mama Ida Odinga Trust stated that the organization was planning to embark on a three months campaign across all counties.
“We will also involve Administration Structures to reinvigorate the ‘Nyumba Kumi’ initiative and the Kenya Police Service in enforcing and educating the public to ensure girls and boys complete their school-going uninterrupted by unintended pregnancies and child marriage,” a statement by the foundation read in part.
For Long, Ida Odinga has been an advocate against teenage pregnancies and is currently concerned about the rising numbers of teenage pregnancies.
She went ahead and blamed local leaders for failing to take care of the young girls and vowed to hold them accountable.
The alarming number of teenage pregnancies had also caught the attention of the government with President Uhuru Kenyatta stating that very tough actions will be taken against anyone held responsibly.