Saturday, August 17, 2013
More women become single mothers as men abandon family roles
- The pan-African study by two Canadian sociologists shows that Kenya has one of the highest levels of children born out of wedlock on the continent.
- The trend is also likely to cause head-scratching among scholars to determine who is to blame for this phenomenon and why Kenya is faring worse than other countries in Africa.
- In Kenya, the most affected are women in their late teens and early 20s who are increasingly being left to raise children single-handedly after their male partners flee.
- Prof Clark argues that single motherhood is responsible for poor outcomes among children.
By KENFREY KIBERENGE