• He said it is shameful to see some men walking around with girls younger than their daughters.

President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Image: Mercy Mumo

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called out men who cause teenage pregnancies, saying it is disgusting.

Speaking in Nakuru during World AIDS Day, President Uhuru asked men to look for their agemates if they are tired of their wives.

"Ni aibu sana kwa sisi wazee na viongozi kuskia watoto wetu wakilia kwa sababu ya tabia zetu. Ni aibu kubwa. Ni vizuri tuanze kuambiana ukweli, kwa sababu sio watoto wanajiharibu, ni sisi wazee tunaharibu watoto," he said.

(It is shameful when we, like older men and leaders, see our children suffering because of such behaviour. We must tell each other the truth because children are not doing this to themselves, it is grownups doing it.)

He said it is shameful to see some men walking around with girls younger than their daughters.

"Kama umechoshwa na yule uko naye nyumbani... Enda utafute rika yako uwachane na watoto jameni! (If you're tired of the one you have at home, go look for someone your age)"

"Wewe kama mzee unatembea na mtoto mdogo hata kuliko msichana wako, alafu ujiite mwanaume, wewe ni mwanaume wa saa ngapi? (Some older men are going out with men who are even younger than their daughters; what kind of men are you.)"

Uhuru asked women to shame such men without feeling any regret.

"Ukijua uko na mzee ana hizo tabia, muweke kwa soko umuanike hapo mbele ya watu wamuangalie, hiyo aibu ndiyo itafanya aache hiyo tabia (If you know of any man with such behaviour, shame them; it will make them stop)," he said.

The President said this matter needed unity among everyone in the society, not only leaders.

"Hata tukisema atakayeshikwa afungwe, hiyo haitasaidia. Ile itasaidia ni sisi tubadilishe tabia zetu (Even if we say whoever is found guilty will be jailed, that's not enough; it calls for behaviour change)," he said.

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