Lowering age of consent exposes girls to abuse

Originally published by the Standard Media on 13th May 2019 https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001325199/lowering-age-of-consent-exposes-girls-to-abuse The Sexual Offences Act was designed to provide for all conceivable sexual offences, especially practices where adults engage in sexual activities with minors without being punished. However, debate has arisen following proposal of an amendment that would lower the age of consent from 18 to 16 years. Three Kenyan judges; Daniel Musinga, Patrick Kiage and Roselyn Nambuye state that the basis for this proposal is the high number of young men who are in prison ‚Äúserving lengthy sentences for having sexual intercourse with adolescent girls whose consent has been … Continue reading Lowering age of consent exposes girls to abuse