-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.
Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens
READ ALSO: Police offer KSh 1 million bounty on three suspects behind kidnapping of Italian woman in Malindi
The governor said the efforts it will go a long way in addressing the teenage pregnancy menace in the county.
READ ALSO: 17-year-old boy in comma misses KCPE exams, doctors unable to diagnose what ails him
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.
READ ALSO: Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o wants Uhuru Kenyatta to run for presidency again
"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.
READ ALSO: Viral video of Ambira High School students insulting CS Amina Mohammed, Matiang'i after KCSE exams
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.
READ ALSO: Another lot of Form Four leavers captured insulting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i as they burn book
"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.
Do you have a hot story or scandal you would like us to publish, please reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Telegram: Tuko news
Faces of Kenya: Meet Kenyan Student Who Writes, Reads Upside Down - On Tuko TV
16 Mar, 2019  0  Comments
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday affirmed Kenya’s commitment to achieve a minimum of 10 Percent forest cover by 2022 as part of the country’s efforts to address the... ...Read More
Xfinity is a fantastic tool that is hugely popular all over the world. But it isn’t without its flaws.
While it’s brilliant for finding WiFi hotspots and... ...Read More
14 Mar, 2019  0  Comments
By Associated Press
SEARLES, Minn. — A Minnesota man accused of removing his ailing wife from a care center, taking her home and holding what he described as a "death party"... ...Read More
March 14, 2019, 5:51 PM GMT+3 / Updated March 14, 2019, 6:00 PM GMT+3
By Elisha Fieldstadt, Charlie Gile and Gary Grumbach
A trial date for Roger Stone was set... ...Read More
Sign up to receive our free newsletters!
We do not spam. We value your privacy!
© 2017 Just40days.com. All Rights Reserved