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Duale proposes amendment to Sexual Offences Act to have sex pests face harsher punishments

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Harsher punishments for sex pests are likely to be considered should the amendment to the Sexual Offences Act be re-introduced in Parliament and sail through.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on Saturday said that it was an embarrassment that the country had more than 500 girls pregnant in school.

He added that he would propose amendments to the infamous Njoki Ndung’u laws to add castration as a punishment for anyone found guilty of impregnating school girls in a bid to tame randy men who prey on the young girls.

The Garissa Town MP also faulted teachers and religious leaders saying that they need to be held responsible for the increase in the number of pregnant children in school.

“It’s very shameful for girls to sit for their national examinations while pregnant. It is shameful for a country like Kenya to have a high number of our girls giving birth in school,” he said

The call by the Duale comes after Education CS Amina Mohamed tasked quality assurance and standards officers in her ministry to investigate the cases of pregnancy among school girls. She said the ministry was alarmed by the increase in cases of teenage pregnancies with nearly 30 pupils giving birth during the K.C.P.E. examination.

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