With Bungoma County rated as the leading County when it comes to cases of teen pregnancies, the County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga has vowed to table a bill in parliament aimed at ensuring stern measures are taken against perpetrators who defile minors.
Speaking in Bukembe East ward, Wambilianga said she is aware of several cases that have been reported with the recent one involving a police officer in Chesikaki who impregnated a teenager and also infected her with HIV, saying it is unacceptable.
She affirmed she’ll lobby other members of parliament to pass the bill saying the lives of many young girls who’ve been affected may end up ruined yet those involved will just walk scot free saying it is her duty as a leader to protect them.
She also took the opportunity to give out tents to two women groups and also gave out affirmative action fund cheques to others, saying that she is focused on empowering the women and youth groups in the Bungoma County and that the money is in form of a grant.
She encouraged more residents to form groups and apply for the funds saying they can only benefit if they forward their proposal of forming the groups and having viable projects that can be able to fetch for them profits if implemented well.
Bukembe East MCA Joram Wanjala thanked the woman representative for her tireless efforts to have the women benefit from the several government funds at their disposal.