300,000 Abortions Done in Kenya Every Year


300,000 abortions are procured in Kenya every year. Government statistics further indicate that over 20,000 women go to government health facilities with complications after illegal unsafe abortions. Joachim Osur from the Africa alliance for women’s reproductive health says restrictive abortion laws are a major cause for women seeking unsafe abortion services.

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Kemi Wale-Olaitan

Kemi is a retired broadcaster from the service of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; while in service, she had her interest in women issues and had interviews with several notable women in the course of her duty as a producer in the service of the Federal government. Her interest in broadcasting was informed by her creative writing prowess; she has been very active in creative writing since her undergraduate days, and she has written a few fictional works in form of short stories and novel. Some of her short stories have appeared in anthologies of Short stories. Kemi was also very active in the establishment of the Women Writers Association of Nigeria (WRITA) and she served on its first Executive Council.

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