IRENE* lies down on the small mattress, tucked away behind a make-shift sheet hung up to give her some privacy. Next to her sleeps her five-day-old baby. It is a sweet scene, but sadly, it masks a tragic past. Irene is just 14 years old, and the father of her child is her uncle. She comes from a village almost 300 kilometres away from Nairobi, having been sent into the bustling capital city by her parents, who believed that her uncle would help her go to a good school.
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