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Mps vow to oppose Reproductive Health Bill

By Daniel Nzia | June 23rd 2014

MAKUENI, KENYA: The two houses appear on Monday to be headed for a showdown after Members of the National Assembly declared they will oppose the Senate's proposed Reproductive Health Bill.

MPs Regina Ndambuki (Kilome) and Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) vowed to mobilise fellow MPs to shoot  down the controversial Bill .

They said the Bill that seeks to teach primary school pupils on how to use condoms and other family planning contraceptives is morally unacceptable.

"We need to guard our morals and do the right things at the right times. How do you teach a standard four child on how to use contraceptives?" Kisoi asked.

The Mbooni MP said religious leaders were totally opposed to the proposed Bill by the Senate and pledged to rally behind them in their opposition to the Bill.

"We shall do everything at our disposal as MPs to shoot down the Senate Bill. The early they withdrew the Bill the better because we shall kill it on the floor of the house", said the Kilome legislator.

The two were speaking at Mukaa girls secondary school in Mrs.Ndambuki's Kilome constituency during the school's price giving cum funds raiser presided over by Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The harambee in aid the school bus project raised more than Sh2m with Muturi contributing Sh1.5m which included Sh1million from President Uhuru Kenyatta.Mrs.Ndambuki and Kisoi gave ksh.50,000.00 each while Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto brought Sh10,000.

The Speaker challenged students to dream and aim high in order to succeed in their academic endeavors as they prepare for their future.

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