Folks, i just though i should share this with you!
I do not support free maternity for pregnant mothers in Kenya , as directed by the President, Uhuru Kenyatta on Madaraka Day. I would rather we make it very expensive so as to reduce the explosive rate at which population is growing. It is not helping that in this third world country, where joblessness is rampant and poverty is at 40%, we still want to encourage child birth! We do not have food security, our education system is not well established to be truly free, we do not have guaranteed health insurance. Folks earn less than 100 bob a day! Why do we want to encourage child birth?
In most developed countries, they encourage child birth because the social welfare for the kids is very well established. There are guarantees that the children shall go to school for free, have good health and the government ensures that even the ones who are orphans are catered for.
In Kenya, i say NO! Let us get less and less children.