Kenyan judges want age of consent lowered

Three senior judges in Kenya have proposed lowering the age of sexual consent to 16 years from the current 18 years.

Report says the three court of appeal judges are opposing lengthy jail terms imposed on young men for sleeping with teens who were willing to be and appeared to be adults.

The judges cited a case where they reversed a jail term of 15 years imposed on a man for making a 17 year old girl pregnant.

The judges also said underage girls and boys often engage in sexual relations with their eye fully open.

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