These Nairobi youths are using motorbikes to escort pregnant women to the hospital

For pregnant women living in the slums of Nairobi, walking to the health facility to give birth can be a dangerous endeavor. The dim, narrow lanes hide real dangers. It’s not unusual for these women in labor to be assaulted and robbed by neighborhood youth as they travel.

For young men like Dedun and Song, pregnant women were easy targets because they carried money they would need at the facility and would give it up without much of a struggle.

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