Varsity Students Receive Free Condoms Ahead Of Valentines Day

    Residents of Homa Bay, primarily Tom Mboya University students, have received free condom boxes ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

    Maisha Youth, a non-governmental organisation, distributed the condoms in honour of World Condom Day.

    The students were seen scrambling for merchandise that was in short supply across the country.

    A group of health lobbies expressed concern in January about Kenya’s alarming shortage of condoms.

    According to societies, the country requires 455 million condoms per year, but the government can only provide 1.6 million per month.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and other health-related Civil Societies were among those who lobbied.

    Kenya currently relies on international organisations such as the Global Fund, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and other donors to meet its annual condom supply.

    According to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey report released in January, Homa Bay has a 24 percent prevalence of teen pregnancies and a 19.6 percent prevalence of HIV.

    Given the high prevalence of teen pregnancies in Homa Bay, many girls have become victims of the problem.

    Sex pests take advantage of girls’ vulnerability and lure them into sexual intercourse at a young age.