Mwananchi, June 27th, 2010
Only a few culprits who impreginate school girls have their cases sent to court. It has been learnt that the both the parents of the pregnant girls and the men opt for out of court settlement, as the men promise to pay bride price to the affected families. Men who impreginate school girls or girls bellow 18 years of age get 30 years jail term if convicted. Parents are not in favour the extreme punishment saying it makes the baby to be born an orphan of sort. However, it has been admitted that non-sending of the matter before the courts of law causes teenage pregnancy to go unabatedly.
Majira, June 26th, 2010
The MP for Hai, Fuya Kimbita calls for naming in public all men who impreginate school going girls. The MP also asks parents to play their part effectively if the school girls pregnancy problem is to stop. It has been learnt that parents are usually not cooperative when cases are brought before the court. They do not go to present their evidence even when called upon by the court to do that.
Mtanzania, June 26th, 2010
Young girls have been warned to avoid using Family Planning pills without medical advice for it may lead to serious health complications and they may even become pregnant. Most girls take the pills secretly which makes adherence to prescribed dosage difficult, which can easily make the girls get pregnant for the pills lose their effectivenes once days are skipped.
Mwananchi, June 26th, 2010
Fourwomen/girls have been brought before the primary court margistrate for conducting commercial sex business which is illegal in Tanzania.
Nipashe, June 26th, 2010
A man (44) in Lindi has been jailed for life for raping his nine year old step-daughter. The man said he raped the girls as punishment on behalf of her mother- his wife- who they were in constant quarrel. The margistrate said the girl can, in no way, be used to replace his wife.