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Argument for reducing the age limit age limit. The Court of Appeal proposed change of law, that the age of conset becomes16 years.The three judges were; Roselyn Nambuye, Daniel Musinga and Patrick Kiage, who ruled that time was ripe for the country to consider changing the Sexual Offences Act. They argued courageously and cogently and thus they merit to be listened and their proposal be given the weight it deserves. In their ruling they were citing lengthy jail terms imposed on young men convicted of defilement. Lowering the age of sexual consent would result in the decriminalisation of just a small percentage of the adolescent population. Most such law-breakers are not currently prosecuted, but it cannot be right that their freely given sexual consent is deemed illegal. For instance in the above case, Eliud Waweru was jailed after he impregnated a girl who had just completed Form Four. Waweru and the girl’s father agreed on a Ksh 80,000 dowry in the presence of the area chief after the girl eloped with the man. It is
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  • Fall '17
  • Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Eliud Waweru

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