Kilifi County bans discos at funerals

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Discos in funerals have been banned in Kilifi County by the security agents in a bid curb HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancies, rape and poor performance in schools.

While addressing Disco Owners Association in Kilifi South Sub County on Monday, Deputy County Commissioner Maina Chege said that due increased cases of rape, insecurity, teen pregnancy and poor performance in schools in the county, the security agents agreed to ban night discos in funerals.

“Kilifi County security team has banned night funeral discos in in a bid to fight HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, crime and poor performance in schools,” said Maina.

According to Maina, there were 317 rape cases reported, several others of girls dropping out of schools due to teen pregnancies, and many more of people getting robbed, injured and even being killed in the area and preliminary investigations show that most of the victims were allegedly attacked after or while attending the discos in funerals.

Parents have lauded the move saying it will help their children concentrate on their studies and reduce criminal cases in the area.

The  move has affected close to 200 disco owners who depend on the business to sustain their families.

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