Soaring number of ‘pregnant Candidates’ alarming, Bodaboda riders blamed

Bodaboda rider with a school girl | PHOTO COURTESY

As the curtain falls on candidates’ first 8 years in school, it has been reported that 12 pregnant candidates at Mulot and Kiplokyi secondary schools will be sitting for their KCSE exams in Bomet County.

Teachers however have pointed an accusing at the infamous Bodaboda riders who prey on the girls by offering them free rides. Bodaboda riders, however, took a rear seat from the accusations claiming that the lack of discipline among the girls is the main problem.

“You cannot blame us for this because none of us here spend even an hour with them. It is the teachers and their fellow school mates who should be blamed for pregnancy cases.” Simon, Bodaboda operator.

In 2018, reports from the ministry indicate that 30 pregnant girls sat for KSCE and KCPE examinations in the county, a number that didn’t auger well with the public.

The government has further warned that those who will be found culpable of sexual misconduct with a minor, will be dealt with the full force of the law.

“People who sexually exploit schoolchildren will be arrested and prosecuted. Situations, where young girls are thrust into premature motherhood, will not be tolerated,” warned county commissioner Geoffrey Omoding.

He added that three secondary schools and two primary schools in the county are on a watchlist over cheating.