We Will Castrate You: Lawmaker To Propose A Bill That Will Punish Rapists
By Albert Nyakundi Amenya
Leading Nairobi Women Representative aspirant has vowed to sponsor a bill in parliament that will address some of the discriminatory plights faced by women. Addressing members of the fourth estate on Friday after paying a courtesy call on Embakasi West Member of Parliament Hon George Theuri, Hon Emily Gesare attested that some of the quandaries the bill seeks to address are endless cases of rape and the snafus surrounding the stripping of women in the country.
â€œThrough the bill, I want to make sure that no rapist goes unpunished. After it becomes law, the bill will ensure that defilers and those found guilty receive a hush punishment including castration and life incarceration. We are absolutely wearisome of cases where women are raped and perpetrators walk free to our streets for lack of stricter laws to curb the weird predisposition of defilement. It is time for us to say enough is enough. It is time for us to do something and safeguard the interest of a girl child beforeâ€ Said madam Gesare.
Madam Gesare also expressed her concerns over the issue surrounding early marriages and blamed it on parents who participated in marrying their daughters to old men. â€œAn ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. The uncanny tendency of parents engaging in prenuptial agreements where they receive handouts in exchange for their daughters is uncalled for, and incongruous. Such people belong to prisonâ€ Added hon. Gesare.
According to madam Gesare, her bill will also be aimed at initiating the easing of the regulation by SASSRA on cooperatives to transmute women groups into cooperatives to facilitate better financing, FDI attraction and the general growth just like it happens in Namibia. The bill is also aimed at ensuring slum dwelling women get a certain amount of money every end of the month.