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Teenage pregnancies rise in parts of Kenya as lockdown shuts schools

Teenage pregnancies rise in parts of Kenya as lockdown shuts schools

AYENAT MERSIE  JACKLINE Bosibori wept when she found out she was pregnant. The 17-year-old's mother, who is raising six kids alone, collapsed in their one-room home. They had been repeatedly threatened with eviction and couldn't afford another mouth to feed. "If I was in school, this could have not happened," said Bosibori, who wants to become a lawyer. Bosibori stands with her mother Ann Kemunto outside their home in Lindi village.4 NOV 2020. NAIROBI, KENYA. REUTERS/MONICAH MWANGI With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and her mother out selling vegetables on the roadside, Bosibori got involved with a man…
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