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Clerics oppose Bill that exposes 10-year-olds to condoms

27 June 2014, 13:39 Kelvin Wanjohi

Nyahururu - Muslims in Nyahururu have opposed the Reproductive Health Care Bill which when passed will see children from the age of 10  years exposed to sex education.

The Bill, which was tabled by Judith Achieng Sijeny in the Senate assembly, advocated for reproductive health education in schools.

Sheikh Mohammed of Jamii Mosque said that carrying condoms and taking pills is not allowed in Islam.

“In our community, it is illegal to carry condoms or take pills,” he said.

He said that giving children contraceptives encourages prostitution.

While addressing the press, Mohammed noted that if the Bill is passed, they are going to transfer their kids to Muslim schools or avoid taking them to school at all.

"However, in our community virginity is valued," he added.

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