Block pornographic sites to protect children, Mucheru orders CA

ICT CS Joe Mucheru addresses the press at the CIO 100 symposium, Naivasha, November 29, 2018. /ABEL MUHATIA

ICT CS Joe Mucheru addresses the press at the CIO 100 symposium, Naivasha, November 29, 2018. /ABEL MUHATIA

On Thursday ICT cabinet secretary  Joe Mucheru has ordered CommunicationAuthority of Kenya to block pornographic sites in Kenya in a goal to protect children. Increased access by the young people to these sites has been noted which has largely invoked a high number pregnancies.

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“Our children are our future. Let’s close the sites first, then have a debate on when to open them,” Said ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru at the CIO 100 symposium at Naivasha.

KNEC chairman George Magoha on Wednesday blamed ICT sector for the access of pornographic sites with ease in the country and requested it to be shut down.

“The shame that we are getting pregnant girls all over the place implies there is absolute moral decadence among parents and it is a high time we produce children that we have time for,” said Magoha.

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Many pregnancy cases were reported during the KCSE and KCPE period. Pregnant girls in Kitui sitting for the KCSE exams were 110 while those who gave birth during KCPE were 30 which recorded as the highest.

Early this week, DPP Noordin Haji ordered the DCI to investigate cases of teenage pregnancies and early marriages that came to the fore during KCPE and KCSE exams.

According to the United Nations Population Fund, nearly 378,400 adolescent girls in Kenya aged between 10 and 19 years became pregnant between July 2016 and June 2017.

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