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Woman Rep calls for severe penalties for pedophiles

Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has called for severe punishment for sex predators on school going girls.
Chege on Friday said that pedophiles need to be castrated as they merciless spoil future of young girls by engaging them in under age sex.
She said the recent number of girls being impregnated across the country is worrying and thus many of the girls may not have a chance to proceed with education.
Speaking as she distributed food and non-food items to the needy at Muthithi area of Kigumo Sub County, the Woman Representative termed as shameful and unethical for a person to impregnate underage girls.
She called for review of laws governing sexual offenses saying those found culprits need to be castrated.
“The laws should not deal with men alone as some women prey for young boys, a behavior which is so shameful,” she added.
This time learning has been paralyzed by Covid-19 pandemic, Chege appealed to parents to be extra keen to what their children are doing.
She observed that some social grouping like going for physical field exercises may end with illicit relationships which by end result in early pregnancies.
Chege said parents should be at the forefront in ensuring their children exhibit good manners all the time, noting that the responsibility of nurturing children should not be left to teachers.
A week ago, a non-governmental organization released statistics of pregnancies among young children, a study which Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha downplayed and called for thorough scrutiny of the statistics.
Increase of teenage pregnancies have been attributed to the impact of Covid-19 which led to closure of schools.
Chege asked parents to monitor their children and find what they are doing with phones saying social media platforms are part to blame for increased pregnancies.
“Lack of proper guidance on use of social media may lead to girls being enticed to engage in sexual activities. Its responsibility of parents to monitor what their children are doing with phones,” she added.
The legislator further warned government administrators of allowing sexual offenses to be arbitrated by elders.
“Any case should be handled in court but not through negotiation between parents and other community leaders. As a chief, save the life of girls by following up any offense and ensure legal procedures are followed,” explained Chege.
By Bernard Munyao

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