Kenyans have been left in shock as 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.
According to reports, the girl’s father 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.
Although the Nation’s attempts to get clarification from the private city hospital have not yet borne fruit, the incident seems to be only the latest in a string of minors experiencing pregnancies.