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Mobilising spiritual leaders to prevent child marriage in Kenya

25 Oct

Mobilising spiritual leaders to prevent child marriage in Kenya

The prevalence of child marriage in Kenya saddens me. We have collectively failed to realise the rights of many girls to a life of their choosing. In the past two years, 40% of girls in Kenya were married before their eighteenth birthday; 61% in the Kajiado County alone. At this rate, Kenya will see 35,000 more girls married off within the next year. That’s 35,000 girls who will suffer violations of their right to health, education and non-discrimination.

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