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MP wants sexual offenders' private parts chopped off

07 January 2016, 08:07 Steven Njuguna

Laikipia - Laikipia County MP, Mrs Jane Apollos has vowed to move an amendment into the Sexual Offenses Act 2006 to have the private parts of sexual offenders chopped off.

Mrs Apollos said that the law should also be amended to have the offenders jailed for life, saying that is the only way to tame the rising cases of defilement and rape.

“I am ready to start the battle so that the vice can come to an end once and for all. This can only be done through the chopping of offenders' private parts and then have them jailed for life. I am calling for support from members of the parliament and the civil societies,” said Mrs Apollos.

The lawmaker lamented that most children continued to suffer physiologically and yet the perpetrators went scot free.

“The only way we can have this come to an end is to have stiff penalties against this vice. Let all stakeholders come together and amend this law,” she noted.

The MP said it was unfortunate that most sexual offences were being committed against young children by people well known to them.

She said it was regrettable that the children who need adequate protection would experience such orgy treatment from adults adding that some suspects were going scot free or getting lenient punishment from the courts.

Speaking to the press in Nyahururu town Wednesday, she observed that the sentences given to the suspects were too lenient and thus encouraged them to commit other serious crimes including killing of the complainants or anyone who testifies against them in court.

“There are so many sexual related cases in the Kenyan Courts that are pending and the Judiciary should deal with them or have special courts to deal with them,” she noted.

She however regretted that some individuals were interfering with the cases by making attempts to solve the matter out of court or to interfere with evidence and hence once the matter is brought before court, the magistrates allude lack of enough evidence to warrant the prosecution and conviction of the suspects.

The move by the MP is expected to elicit debate among the civil societies and other organs.

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