In the past week, Kenyans were shocked to learn that over 4,000 teenagers have been impregnated in a span of three months in the country.
Alarming as this is, it is time to face the truth, that the problem is not with these children, but with the system.
As much as we would like to hold on to our African traditions, we must now start doing so selectively, and for starters, it is time to normalize sex conversations between children and parents.
The secrecy surrounding reproductive health might have been impactless in the past century, but the world has changed too much and the society cannot afford to keep up the ignorance.
Unlike in the days of our fathers and forefathers, children today get exposed to sexual stimuli at very young ages.
Apart from Technology and modern-day musical obscenity, the kind of environment children are being brought up in nowadays is also a contributing factor to their moral degradation.
With the economic hardships in the country, most families cannot afford proper housing. Instead, they live bundled up in single rooms, and intimacy between parents happens right in front of the children.
With this kind of obscenity and lack of adult guidance, children are bound to experiment. After all, forbidden fruit tastes sweetest right?
With the persistence of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems things will only get worse since children have more time to explore unless parents step up to their role and stop treating sexual conversations as taboo.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto allies in plan to skip President’s meeting with MPs
The rift in the governing Jubilee Party could widen further after MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto vowed to boycott a Parliamentary Group meeting convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta today.
During the meeting, which will take place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), the President is expected to seal the third purge against Ruto sympathisers who are expected to be replaced in key House committee leadership positions.
The disclosure came as People Daily established that Ruto’s allies are working on launching Jubilee Asili Party, a new vehicle which he is likely to use in his 2022 presidential race, with the increasing possibility that he could be denied the Jubilee Party ticket.
Moses Kuria Exposes Four Hidden Agendas of PG Meeting
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Monday, June 22 exposed four hidden agendas of the Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting.
Moses Kuria stated that the PG meeting scheduled for Monday, June, 22 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) will be another milestone in the destruction of democracy.
“Firstly today is all about the Building Bridges Initiative. In contrast to 2010, we do not have a constitutional moment. Kenyans do not feel it. There is no oomph,” was the first agenda he exposed.
Military barracks under movement restriction after 80 soldiers tested positive for COVID-19
Military barracks across the country have been placed under restriction of movement after 80 soldiers tested positive for COVID-19.
Trouble started when three soldiers in Nairobi’s Embakasi barracks tested positive for coronavirus forcing top-ranking Kenya Defence Forces official to move in speed to curb further spread of the virus.
In a report by Citizen TV, after the three tested positive, a number of soldiers were moved from Embakasi to Kahawa barracks as a containment measure.
As Jubilee legislators convene at the KICC for yet another PG meeting, speculations have it that National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is on Uhuru’s chopping board today. Do you think the President’s agenda for today is to kick Duale out and if so, who do you think will replace him?