‘Let the Ministry of Education review Primary and Secondary school curriculum to include marriage and love life programmes.’ Says Kitui County Deputy Governor, Peninah Malonza.
A role traditionally played by elders, has become a taboo and parents shy away from giving counsel on marriage and love life matters to their children as this is a forbidden topic among the Kamba community.
However, with changing times love matters can no longer be hidden in the dark room. Children must grow up with clear understanding on matters relating to marriage and love affairs.
Speaking at Lower Yatta in Kitui County the Deputy Governor has called on parents to begin advising their children on these matters at an early stage in their lives.
The curriculum must be reviewed to include this taboo subject in schools in order to reduce these rampant cases of love triangles gone sour.
This comes barely two week after a young lady was shot in cold blood by her boyfriend at Kunda Kindu, Kitui Town.
The Deputy Governor cautioned against reluctance among leaders and parents to share intimate topics with the younger ones.
Leaders, teachers and parents must be at the forefront championing for these knowledge to be shared among children as they transit to adulthood.