Isiolo Women Rep. wants private parts of sexual offenders chopped off
By Moses Mwenda
Isiolo County Women Representative Rehema Dida Jaldesa now wants private parts of sexual offenders chopped off to protect school girls against abuse.
Addressing members of public in Isiolo during the launch of a programme dubbed ‘Wajibika’ on Tuesday, the legislator proposed an amendment of Section 43 of the Sexual Offences Act in order to introduce tougher punitive measures against the vice.
“This issue of being found guilty of raping a girl and then being sentenced to just ten years yet you have already messed up a child’s entire life is nonsense,” said Ms. Jaldesa.
“I have written a proposal which I have already taken to the Speaker, let those found guilty of the vice have their private parts cut off.”
Ms. Jaldesa cited a few cases where school girls were abused by people supposed to protect them yet the cases were later terminated through dialogue to avoid shaming the perpetrators, their religion or families.
The M.P termed this as denial of justice for the victims saying matters of gender based violence should always be handled in courts of law and not through dialogue.
Ms. Jaldesa further stated that, in case cutting off private parts of sexual offenders does not end the vice, she will move on to propose death through hanging.