Twenty-one percent of new HIV infections among adults in Kenya occur among women aged between 15 and 24 years old.
As the world commemorates the 27th World AIDS Day, Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta rang the alarm over HIV infections among the Kenyan youth.
"Available statistics are worrisome. For instance, it is unacceptable that 21 percent of new adult HIV infections should occur among young women between 15-24 years of age annually," Kenyatta told thousands who had gathered at a city stadium in Nairobi.
"Unless we control new HIV infections among this group, our aspirations of becoming a vibrant middle-income economy in the next few years is in jeopardy," she added.