Children, bore the brunt ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country early in 2020.
According to statistics revealed by the Ministry of Health, over 328,000 girls became pregnant while 100,000 got married.
This has been attributed to the economic downtown and job losses which affected incomes in households.
The report further reveals that approximately 250,000 girls and 125,000 boys who were in school at the onset of the pandemic in March last year had not reported back by February 2021.
To add insult to injury, in the last few weeks, several children have been reported missing in Kenya – particularly in Nairobi.
Most have been found alive and well while in the unfortunate cases, the opposite has been the case.
0n June 16, 2021, Police rescued a three-year-old girl – Michelle Kemunto – seven days after she had gone missing in Embakasi, Nairobi.
Earlier in May 2021, an 8-year-old girl from Kitengela who was abducted over the weekend was found deceased with the body wrapped in a sack.
In more recent weeks, children were reported missing in Nairobi’s Zimmerman estate.
Reports doing rounds on social media claim that cases of missing children are expected to go high as we near elections.
For, believe it or not, some politicians or aspiring politicians are believed to offer human sacrifices for them to be successful in the respective positions they seek.
Opera News nonetheless, could not independently verify the claims by the time of publishing this article.
Parents must, however, remain vigilant while inducting life skills to children while they are on school holidays.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
“Stop It” CJ Martha Koome Breathes Fire, Warns Parliament On What It’s Doing After This Was Reported
Chief Justice Martha Koome has opened up on what is currently happening between the three arms of government that are supposed to operate independently.
She has shown her dissatisfaction with how Parliament is handling Judicial Officers on matters of accountability. She has claimed that committee members in Parliament are summoning Officials from her department, every now and then despite them complying.
One of her frustrations is how several committees are summoning officials independently even after they have just appeared in the other one.
Through a letter which she wrote to both speakers of the two houses, the Chief Justice has asked Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi to put their houses in order or else, those from the Judiciary will not appear if required to do so by what she’s claiming to be duplicate work.
Kiraitu: Why Jubilee top dogs are viciously fighting Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto is facing a vicious fight by the Jubilee top leadership following fears of what he might do once in power.
Those opposed to him see him as a strong-headed, callous, untrustworthy, and dictatorial character who can do anything to access or retain power.
This is according to Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi in his new book ‘Beyond Politics’. The book was launched in Nairobi on Monday. It was authored by veteran journalist Njeri Rugene.
Locals in Kangogo’s Village Reveal What They Have Been Seeing Since She Went Missing
Locals from Nyawa village in Elgeyo Marakwet, Killer cop Caroline Kangogo’s home, on Monday had a chance to speak to the media and shared their testimonies of what they have been seeing since she went missing.
It is more than a week since Caroline went missing from the police’s radar after she was mentioned in the murder of two men, including a police officer based at Nakuru Central Police Station.
Locals who spoke to People Daily reported seeing “smartly dressed strangers” making rounds at local shopping centres and entertainment spots in the place where Caroline hails from.