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Alarm over girls leaving their children in villages

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By Boniface Gikandi | February 22nd 2016
Murang'a county MP Sabina Chege briefing the press on state of education in Murang'a county after the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presided over Murang'a County Initiative (MCI) education function at General Ihura Stadium. PHOTO: BONIFACE GIKANDI

An MP has raised alarm over grandparents struggling to bring up children placed in their care by their daughters.

Murang'a MP Sabina Chege said grandparents in the county are shouldering the burden of bringing up children left behind by daughters who have migrated to urban centres in search of employment.

 As a result, the MP said, the elderly people are overwhelmed and have no capacity to monitor the academic progress of their grandchildren.

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