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Time to amend Sexual Offences Act to lower the age of consent - 9 months ago, 25 Maý 23:51

By: Ken Ogutu

A storm is brewing following the conviction of a 24-year-old woman who was handed a 15-year sentence for having sex with a boy of 16.

Many have called for the sentence to be reversed, terming it unfair, especially because the woman stated in her defence that she met the boy in a pub where he was drinking and smoking.

She also stated that at the time they met, the boy had dreadlocks, all of which made him look like an adult.

ACTIVISTS
Even as the public calls for the woman to be released, the mood was completely different two years ago when Malindi High Court Judge Said Juma Chitembwe set free a 24-year-old man who had been jailed for 20 years for engaging in sex with a girl of 13.

Judge Chitembwe faced the wrath of child rights and gender activists, including Women’s Link Worldwide, a global gender movement which voted the ...
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