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Street families inside their makeshift home made of polyethylene bags at Ziwani in Bondeni within the outskirts of Nakuru town. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Birth control no longer a bitter pill for Nakuru street mothers

The dull mid-morning sun pierces through an already cloudy sky as Mary Nyambura cuddles her one-month-old baby as she waits to be served at Family Care Hospital. The 23-year-old is among tens of street mothers seeking family planning services. She tells The Standard that she cannot risk another pregnancy - she already has two children who are homeless and in most cases go without food.

Youth challenged to take up their democratic space

Young people in Nakuru and Kenya as a whole have been challenged to take up their democratic space in matters governance. Zipporah Nyangara from Haven of Dreams organization said youths have a role to ensure better governance in the country. Haven of Dreams has been working towards addressing teenage pregnancies and issues affecting teenagers in Nakuru.

Youth at a past function.PHOTO/Courtesy.