5 pregnant Tanzanian schoolgirls arrested in bid to find men who impregnated them 5 pregnant Tanzanian schoolgirls arrested in bid to find men who impregnated them
Five pregnant schoolgirls in Tanzania were arrested so that law enforcement could interrogate them about the men who got them pregnant, officials said. The... 5 pregnant Tanzanian schoolgirls arrested in bid to find men who impregnated them

Five pregnant schoolgirls in Tanzania were arrested so that law enforcement could interrogate them about the men who got them pregnant, officials said.

The schoolgirls, whose names and ages were not disclosed, were arrested last week. They were later released on bail, Tandahimba District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba said late Monday.

He said people are looking to question two other girls in the district, which is on the Mozambique border.

Tanzania has one of the toughest laws against those who impregnate school-aged girls, sentencing them to at least 30 years prison. Officials said the penalties are intended to discourage early marriages and teenage pregnancies that lead to school dropouts.

But critics say that in its zeal to curb teenage pregnancies, the country is also hurting and shaming the vulnerable teenagers. Human rights groups have criticized authorities in the country for implementing policies that don’t allow schoolgirls to return to class after they’ve given birth.

Human Rights Watch said many girls regularly experience sexual harassment and exploitation by teachers in school and that schools lack adequate protection and confidential reporting mechanisms.

Henry Okafor

  • Amber Johnson

    2018-01-25 #1 Author

    This is sad that someone would get those little girls pregnant 🤰. Being 20 and getting pregnant was hard for me so I know being a teenager is even harder.

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  • Kiaira

    2018-01-25 #2 Author

    Poor girls.. it isn’t their fault this happened to them!

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  • Keishla

    2018-01-25 #3 Author

    Omg these men need to be incarcerated for life

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  • Yonnie

    2018-01-25 #4 Author

    Omg. This is horrible !

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  • Camry

    2018-01-25 #5 Author

    Omg i really cnt believe how far ppl really would go…..smh

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  • Jabriah Halfacre

    2018-01-25 #6 Author

    This is so sad that these girls had to go through this alone and to have to end up in jail too. I feel that they should get justice and this is very unfortustate for the girls.

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  • Shay

    2018-01-25 #7 Author

    This is really sad and the person responsible for is sick!

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  • Lataysha bennett

    2018-01-25 #8 Author

    It’s sad too see young girls getting pregnant and not being able to enjoy their childhood

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  • Kanessa

    2018-01-27 #9 Author

    This Is incredibly Sad Poor Girls these men need to be put away for life!!!!!

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