Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An end to justice

In South Africa it is estimated that almost 58 children are the victim’s of rape or attempted rape everyday. This constitutes 41% of all rape cases reported.

Kenya became in 2006 one of the few southern African countries to enact Sexual Offences legislation, but does she really have the economic resources and the political goodwill for this legislation to transmute into a practical reality? As Kenya slips closer to the disturbing trends in South Africa it becomes necessary to ensure that the legislative framework that is the Sexual Offences Act is an effective means by which sexual offences can be curbed.

Read more from L. Akitelek Papakemus.