Why NGO wants rollout of sex education stopped - Nairobi News
9 months ago, 12 Jan 11:31
A lobby group is urging the government to review the proposed sex education curriculum, terming it destructive and un-African. A petition against Comprehensive Sex Education was presented by an NGO to the Ministry of Education in Nairobi seeking to stop rollout of the curriculum in Kenya. “Comprehensive sex education is a highly controversial, rights-based approach to sex education that encompasses a great deal more than just teaching children and youth about sexual intercourse and human reproduction. (This) curriculum is more destructive than Boko Haram or Al-Shabaab,” Ms Ann Kioko, the campaigns manager for CitizenGo, told journalists after she presented the petition and 4,024 signatures from Kenyans against the introduction of the curriculum. Ms Kioko claimed that the sex education was developed in the United States and would bring with it norms that are not accepted in African society. NEW CURRICULUM “Children from the age of five years will be taught about masturbation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement and community, contraceptives and abortion. This is Africa, it is not acceptable,” said Ms Kioko. She further explained that the approach taken to teaching the new curriculum would take away the parents’ authority in children’s lives and give a bigger role to their teachers instead. She suggested that stakeholders come together to find a more local and responsible approach to the subject. “We should teach them about abstinence. The curriculum should say that virginity is still fashionable,” said Ms Kioko. Five people died when a motorcycle they were riding on collided with a vehicle near Museno market A group of Kenyan women have been condemned as a disgrace after they were caught on video brutalizing a girl they accused... Incensed Kenyans joined fellow Africans who have camped on social media to tell off US president Donald Trump President Kenyatta's handlers left red-faced after the head of state was momentarily blocked by the door of his official vehicle. Police holding a woman on suspicion that she and four relatives tortured to death their cousin on accusation of stealing a phone. Police have been allowed to detain seven Kenyatta University students linked to riots at the institution.
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