Kenya should tread carefully on consent age debate

If we have to reduce teenage pregnancies, abortions and use of illegal drugs, we must thus have a broader and deep conversation that will see our teenagers safe

In Summary

• Some people still think that lowering the consent age for sex will give more appetite to adult predators

• Furthermore, the idea will raise awareness among young people, who will engage in sexual acts without fear, claiming that they are legal.

 With a number of countries across the globe reviewing the consent age for sex — lowering it for that purpose —Kenya should not be tempted to follow suit.

Germany recently set the age at 14 ...

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