Police arrest five pregnant students

Tanzanian authorities say they have arrested five schoolgirls so that they can help with information on the men who impregnated them.

The girls aged between 16 and 19 were arrested as part of a crackdown on child pregnancies.

The District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba said that the schoolgirls were arrested last week. They were later released on bail. He says police seek to question two other schoolgirls.

“We have managed to arrest the girls and their parents but unfortunately those who impregnated the girls have escaped and we are looking for them,” he said.