Women in distress over defilement cases.
Women in distress over defilement cases.

Lamu county leads in incest. The county leaders have blamed the administration of not taking the right decision in charging the culprits in court.  Lamu Women Representative wants the defilers to be castrated.

Addressing the public in Lamu, County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said his office and that of Lamu County Police Commander Moses Murithi are keenly following up on the matter and warned of dire consequences for those engaging in the crime.

Mr Macharia expressed disappointment that fathers in the area were increasingly preying on their daughters with some even impregnating them.

“We will not tolerate men who go round defiling small girls. It’s unfortunate that even fathers also prey on their daughters. I want to warn you that my office is keenly investigating the matter. We will ensure those involved are punished,” said Mr Macharia.

Lamu Woman Representative Ruweida Obbo also expressed disappointment, saying fathers who are supposed to be their children's number one protectors are turning out to be their abusers.

She also recommended chemical castration for all those convicted of child defilement abuse, saying jail time was too lenient for them.

“It’s high time that the defilers are castrated so that they never get to commit such crimes again as they will now be dysfunctional,” said Ms Obbo.

“I am not happy at all. Every time you hear someone has defiled this or that girl. It’s even worse to hear a child having been defiled by their biological father. That’s incest and we need prayers to be conducted in Hindi to end the vice,” she added.

Police reports indicate that Hindi and Mpeketoni are leading in many child defilement cases and rape.

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