80 Per Cent Of Secondary School Boys Are Sexually Active - Maendeleo Ya Wanaume Organisation Survey

 80 Per Cent Of Secondary School Boys Are Sexually Active - Maendeleo Ya Wanaume Organisation Survey

Last Updated at: 2020-09-30 04:28:25

Eighty per cent of secondary school boys are sexually active. This is according to Maendeleo ya Wanaume Organisation (Mawe) survey that was conducted between July and August. 

In its findings, Mawe revealed that eight out of ten males had a sexual relationship with a girl in their teenage years. The survey was conducted in Taita Taveta, Meru, Kiambu, Migori and  Narok counties.

The survey reveals that seventy per cent of boys are unwilling to repeat classes if forcing them to do so could be the plan once schools re-open.

In Meru County, the Mawe survey revealed that 3 out of 10 high school students are most likely to drop out of school in order to work in the lucrative miraa business at the cost of learning.

Miraa consumption among teenage boys in Meru County is an issue of concern as the survey indicates that about 6 out of 10 male students in secondary schools chew miraa.

The National government has been blamed for not enacting stringent policies to regulate the Miraa business and to prevent abuse by learners. It emerged that from the age of 12 years, the Meru Country teenagers abuse miraa. 

In Taita Taveta Country, the survey found out that almost 15% of minor boys engage in homosexuality, drug abuse alcohol and trafficking. 

According to the survey, Taita-Taveta has a high number of drug abusers and traffickers. Three of 10 underage boys found to be affected by this lifestyle.

Thirty per cent of learners in the county are most likely to drop out of school to engage in mining trade according to the trend.

In Kiambu Country, a lot of underage boys engage in boda boda business as well as menial jobs in markets such as collecting and selling scrap metals and carrying goods. This is linked to its metropolitan essence. The area is prone to child labour.

The survey further revealed that teenagers in this region engage in criminal activities and join part of criminal gangs


Sex Education. Mr Nderitu Njoka the chairman proposes the introduction of sex education in secondary schools. He adds that by doing so, students will get enough knowledge and understanding of their bodies and the impacts of engaging in irresponsible sexual behaviour.

He proposes that the education ministry introduce guidance and counselling classes at primary and secondary schools level due to the horrendous behaviour changes observed among learners and the damaging effects of drug abuse during the pandemic lockdown.

Nderitu says that learners should never be forced to repeat classes. This will prevent any unnecessary unrest that could occur as an impact of learners being forced to repeat.

Mr Njoka noted that there are insufficient government programs that look into the plight of the endangered boy child. He proposes an upscale to the programs.

The Church has, on numerous events, opposed the debates on sex education introduction in school asserting that learners will become more unethical and immoral.

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All Comments (11)


Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali


Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49


Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.


jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations


Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43


 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03


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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the destination.bom teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school