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 “serving lengthy sentences for having sexual intercourse with adolescent girls whose consent has been … Continue reading Lowering age of consent exposes girls to abuse

We too shall rise, but how?

I started following the South African university students’ movement from March this year, when UCT students declared that #RhodesMustFall.  I have followed the movement closely and with a lot of excitement, because South African students are demonstrating that they understand the meaning of freedom, not just in its superficial form, but in its deepest and truest form. The students understand that ending apartheid is not enough, the symbols of apartheid must be destroyed, and they began doing that by demanding the fall of the Rhodes statue at the UCT Campus.  They understand that the remnants of apartheid must be destroyed, … Continue reading We too shall rise, but how?