Nairobi Women Rep Esther Muthoni Passaris put her daughter Makenna Maria alias Kenna on contraceptives in 2012 when she was 16 years to avoid unplanned pregnancy or abortion once she got pregnant.
Passaris disclosed that she took her to a gynecologist in Nairobi and instructed him to put Maria on birth control pills so not to get pregnant after unprotected sex escapades. She feared if Maria got unplanned pregnancy she would probably abort. Maria who is pursuing career in music is now 23 years old.
“I knew her friends would persuade her to try engaging in sex, and a result, she risked getting an unwanted pregnancy. I made sure that she wouldn’t have to abort in a bid to control the number of children she would have” she said on TV.
The 55-year-old mother of two said that girls nowadays are having sex at very early age, unlike her days when she had sex for the first time “At much later age”.
“Her friends are already having sex. I engaged in sex at a much later age. Looking at that experience, where my mother did not know about my sexual activity, I felt it was important that I take my daughter to a gynecologist to put her on the pill,” she revealed.