Migori boda boda drivers busy impregnating primary school girls
– A group of boda boda operators in Migori county have impregnated at least five primary school girls attending the Oroba Primary School
– Some of the alleged culprits have been captured by police while at least two others have been able to evade capture. Some of the suspects may have been beaten by a crowd before their arrest
Several boda boda driversin Migori county are in hot water after allegedly impregnating several primary school age girls from the Oroba Primary School.
The problem of young school girls being impregnated by boda boda drivers is apparently a rampant problem within the school and has been going on for several years.
Police were notified about the situation and the captured suspects were taken to Uriri police station in Got Uriri.
John Manyala, the area chief, confirmed the situation saying: “We summoned the boda boda operators, who had been implicated by the girls,. After interrogation, we found them liable and according to the law, necessary punishment was given to them. They have marks on their body that will forever hinder them from touching any school girls,”
It remains unconfirmed if the suspects were beaten and to what extent they may have been injured. One case involved in the pregnancy scandal involves a 14 year old girl from the school being impregnated by her guardian’s brother who is a boda boda operator.
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Kennedy Akang’o, the head of Oroba Primary School told The Standard about the trend of pregnancies at the school: “We are having a problem. The boda boda riders have consistently been a bother to our school. Since I came to this school in 2014, a number of girls have dropped out of school or have been impregnated by these people. Those found guilty should not be spared and ought to serve as an example to the rest. They are spoiling our girls,”
A similar incident of boda boda operators getting students pregnant occurred recently in Bungoma county.
Authorities at the Friends Secondary School Chelebei were shocked after finding 20 girls pregnant during an impromptu check. The management of the school is blaming bodaboda operators in the area, who are suspected to be preying on the girls especially when they are on school holidays.