Kisumu County: Men who marry underage girls to be castrated
Men marrying underage children in Kisumu County may be in danger once new by-laws come into effect.
They are even suggestions they should be castrated as a punishment for marrying a child who should be in school instead of taking care of a grown man as a husband.
A Kisumu County assembly member took a child abuse debate too far when debating on a motion seeking to come up with stringent by-laws that protect children’s rights.
County assembly member for West Seme Benta Ndeda stood up to raise a proposal that stunned many of her counterparts.
Ms Ndeda claimed she was disappointed with many elderly men who force underage girls into their homes.
She said this stopped many of the girls continuing with their education.
The matter and the ‘harsh’ measure of castrating law breakers, however, was not taken well by her male counterparts.
“It is so painful that many young girls are taken and forced into marriage by men who should be castrated as punishment,” said Ndeda.
In many countries in the world, castration has been a common procedure in dealing with sex offenders.