Lockdown’s long-term legacy: ‘If I was at school, I wouldn’t be pregnant’
Stats show adolescent pregnancies have almost tripled in some parts of Kenya ... and the nation isn’t alone
Jackline Bosibori wept when she found out she was pregnant. The 17-year-old’s mother, who is raising six children 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.
With school closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and her mother out selling vegetables on the roadside, Bosibori got involved with a man in his 20s. When she told him she was pregnant, he stopped answering her calls...