-Kingi argued castrating men impregnating school girls would tame teenage pregnancies
- He said the County Assembly would come up with a law allowing the castration in public for men found guilty
- According to the governor, such hefty punishments would serve as a lesson to others
- Duale had threatened to re-introduce the infamous Sexual Offenses Bill by Justice Njoki Ndung'u
- He said a section would be introduced in the bill to have men impregnating school girls neutered
Kilifi county governor Amason Kingi on Saturday, November 24, joined National Assembly Majority leader, Aden Duale, in push to have the Sexual Offences Act amended.
Following the shocking numbers of pregnant teenagers who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2018, the two politicians are clamouring for castration of men who impregnate young girls.
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The governor said the efforts it will go a long way in addressing the teenage pregnancy menace in the county.
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Kingi was speaking during the official launch of 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at Matsangoni Primary School when he made the remarks.
The governor said the efforts would go a long way in addressing the teenage pregnancy menace in the county.
"Let those involved be subject to such hefty punishments as a lesson to others intending to commit such crimes," he said.
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"The (Kilifi) County Assembly shall come up with a law allowing the castration in public for men found guilty of defilement," he added.
Kingi said the 13,000 cases of teenage pregnancy cases involving KCPE and KCSE candidates in the county were shocking, adding the number could be higher.
The governor attributed the increased cases of underage mothers to poor parenting.
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He also took issue with the provincial administration for abetting the vice by being lenient on sex offenders.
"Poverty is not to blame. There are other areas with high poverty levels than Kilifi yet the cases are not as high as ours," he said.
Gender and youth affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Rachael Shebesh on her part said the law should be tough on those behind teenage marriage and early pregnancies.
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"Why are women not taking young boys as husbands? Men must stop such acts,” Shebesh said
The event also saw the county government unveil a 24-hour hotline number 1195 for the public to report any cases of Gender Based Violence.
As earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, Duale threatened to re-introduce the Sexual Offenses bill by Justice Njoki Ndung'u in an attempt to tame randy men preying on young girls.
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