@ParentsMagazineAfrica

Shock as Court of Appeal proposes to lower sex consent age to 16 years - 3 weeks ago, 11:37

Tabitha Irumbi

The Court of Appeal has made a proposal to have the sex consent age reduced to 16 years.

According to Judge Roselyn Nambuye, Daniel Musinga and Patrick Kiage, lowering sex consent age is long overdue as men were languishing  in jail  for sleeping with teens “who were willing to be and appeared to be adults.”

The three further argued that key issues such as morality, challenges of maturing children, child protection and need for proportionality in punishing sex pests should be the core in discussions.

The judges came up with this proposal after ruling on a man who had been given a 15-year imprisonment for impregnating a 17-year old. The girl had just finished form four when she got pregnant. The girl’s father and the father of her baby agreed on Sh80, 000 dowry, with the area chief as the witness. It is only after he failed to pay the dowry that the ...
Read More


Category: parents magazine parenting

Item ID: 833a9cb2-caeb-479e-af89-adf343e9e887

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.026
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 10.943
  3. description: View the latest news and breaking news for Parents
  4. parsedURL: https://parentsafrica.com/category/parenting/
  5. name: parents
  6. title: Parents News

  1. newsPriority: 0.026
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 10.943
  3. description: magazine News
  4. parsedURL: https://parentsafrica.com/category/parenting/
  5. name: magazine
  6. title: magazine News

  1. newsPriority: 0.026
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 10.943
  3. description: parenting News
  4. parsedURL: https://parentsafrica.com/category/parenting/
  5. name: parenting
  6. title: parenting News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 26, 2019 11:37:16 AM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Mar 26, 2019 11:34:20 AM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 26, 2019 11:37:16 AM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 27, 2019 12:09:56 AM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 26, 2019 11:33:25 AM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Apr 12, 2019 4:20:59 PM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Mar 26, 2019 11:37:15 AM