Uproar over narcotics and sex pests menace

Outrage as men accused of defiling minor roam freely. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mt Kenya South Maendeleo ya Wanawake Chairperson Lucy Nyambura told the Nation that “in all instances where a sex pest strikes, the motivating factor is narcotics-induced (85 per cent).” 
  • The Kenya Women Parliamentarians Associations (Kewopa) said the frequency, elaborate cruelty and normality of defilement incidents being reported in the region is enough to classify the issue as a ‘Mt Kenya tragedy’.

Women lobbies in Mt Kenya have accused the government of neglecting the war against narcotics and sex pests, saying 15 underage girls from the region get defiled daily.

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