- Koome urged the boychild to speak out so that they could be accorded the help they deserved.
- She said while interacting with some of them, they have decried not having mentors to guide them.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has championed the movement of uplifting the boychild in the society. https://rb.gy/zc5n3
Chief Justice Martha Koome has championed the movement of uplifting the boychild in the society.
Speaking on Saturday at Starehe Girls Centre, Koome urged the boychild to speak out so that they can be accorded the help they deserve.
"At least I know the problems of girls such as early pregnancies, early marriages, menstruation periods, and domestic chores at home. Those problems are there, they are known and are documented," she said.
"But now, what is the problem of the boy child? We want to understand so that we can support them and walk hand in hand with our boys. We don't want to leave them behind."
She said while interacting with some of them, they have decried not having mentors to guide them.
"The last time I spoke to a few of them, they told me they lack mentors. Their fathers and uncles are absent. So where are the men?" Koome posed.
The CJ called on the men to be a guiding path to the boy child in the society adding that it will reduce cases of violence against women.
"Please stand out and be counted so that our boy child does not feel lonely and does not disturb girls with violence. They can respect our girls," she said.
In addition, Koome urged the girls not to involve themselves in early relationships but instead to focus on their studies adding that it is their source of strength.
"I also tell the girls that there is no hurry. All the good things will come and there is no expiry date. You are here for four years so make the best use of it," she said.
"Boyfriends and discos can wait. The rest of the things will wait because what are you going to do when you are at 30 years when you start doing the things you ought not to do when you are a teenager?
"So let us make the best of the opportunity we have here which is just to study and to bring out the best of it."
She said educated women are a beacon of hope to the communities and the nation.
"Let us all remember that every girl educated here is not just a beneficiary but a beacon of hope for others and our communities," Koome said.
"We believe in you so much, therefore, you cannot let us down. You also have to believe in yourself. You have to uphold the principles of the Starehe Way and also remember that you are not just the future, you are also the now."