In a case that has left Kenyans in shock, a nine-year-old girl gave birth at a Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday.
Photographs of the smiling minor breastfeeding the infant have been circulating online, although her identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons.
The more disturbing news is that it is the girl’s father who is responsible for the minor’s pregnancy.
It is unclear whether legal action will be taken against him for the callous act of paedophilia, which is illegal in Kenyan law.
The Sexual Offences Act and the Children’s Act both outlaw sexual contact with minors, defined in law as defilement.