Two children of the Itumbe Daughters of Kenya (DOK) primary school in Nyamache, Kenya, were forced to commit immoral acts. They were seen in a disturbing video that went viral on social media. In the clip, teachers allegedly compelled the young boys in school uniforms to lay on each other as they laughed out loud in the background. Digital news reported that the Officer in charge of a Police District (OCPD) Kipkulei Kipkemboi made the arrest.
According to police, Everline Moraa, Gladys Kenyanya, Angelicia Joseph, Moraa Nyairo, Cathrine Mokaya, and William Isoka, were arrested after the Ministry of Education officials in the county visited the school.
Where is Kisii located?
Kisii (also known as Getembe or Bosongo) is a municipality and urban center in the southwestern Kenya and the capital of Kisii County.
The town also serves as a major urban and commercial center in the Gusii Highlands, Kisii and Nyamira counties, the South Nyanza region, and the second largest town in formerly greater Nyanza after Kisumu City.
Kisii municipality sits at the western Kenya tourist circuit’s center, including the Tabaka Soapstone Carvings, Maasai Mara, Ruma National Park, and the Lake Victoria Basin.
According to social media speculation, the boys were allegedly caught in the act and as a result, suffered ridicule and recording as punishment. Kisii suspended teachers did the right thing by punishing them for attempting to commit sodomy which is against God and the laws of Kenya. However, the mode of punishment was again indecent.
The Bible says,
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.
The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, which is adhered to by 85.52% of the total population according to a December 2022 survey.
Indecent acts and any form of sodomy are an abomination before God. The behaviour of the aforementioned teachers is despicable and should be condemned in its entirety. In the meantime, Kenya’s Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has posted six new teachers to the school to replace the suspended ones.
What has the Internet Done?
The internet as a tool to promote the United Nations (UN) agenda, such as comprehensive sexuality education programmes has contributed significantly to indecencies and moral decadence. These UN programmes are circulated online such that anyone can access or even practice them.
Accessing inappropriate content without restrictions or parental control is also becoming more common. As a result, there is a need to pray for our children. Parents must play their part by paying close attention to everything concerning their children and bringing them up in the way of the Lord.
As the Bible says,
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Kenya Christian Voice contacted the school in question and was told that the arrested teachers had been released on Ksh 500k bond each but must appear in court on the due dates. This means that the case is still active.
We also reached out to @Kijomba, a Twitter user who asserts to have been present at the court hearing but can not comment, as the case is still ongoing.
In @Kijomba’s Tweet, he said, ‘You’re quick to pass judgment on them. I am on the ground and I attend the Court session; there’s much to pick and comprehend. Also, parenting is a concern here’.
1930 Penal Code of Kenya
Apart from sodomy being an abomination before God, the Kenya Penal Code in 1930 makes same-sex sexual activity illegal. It punishes gross indecency, which includes ‘attempts to commit unnatural offences’ and carnal knowledge against the natural order. The maximum penalty under these provisions is fourteen years in prison.
During the colonial period, when English criminal law was imposed on Kenya, the law was passed down from the British. Kenya retained its colonial-era penal code upon independence, and same-sex sexual activity is still illegal today.
It is worth noting that these laws are and always have been in conformity with African society and moral values.
Children’s Act Breach
The Children Act (CA), 2001, which went into effect on March 1, 2002, was violated in various aspects of the case. This law, among others, protects children from abuse (both physical and psychological) and grants them the right to education. Therefore, putting the boys in the position they did violates Articles 13, 16, 18, and 20 of the CA, 2001.
The act also states that ‘no child shall be subjected to torture, cruel treatment or punishment, unlawful arrest or liberty, or deprivation of liberty,’ as were the boys.
Cry for Help
Remarkably, the law provides for rehabilitation. ‘Any child who becomes the victim of abuse, in terms of subsection (1), shall be given appropriate treatment and rehabilitation in accordance with such regulations as the Minister may make,’ says Article 2 (CA,2001). This includes children who have been subjected to physical or psychological abuse.
Moreso, the government must maintain the ban on sodomy in the country, to ensure that western cultures do not take over Kenya. We also urge Kenya’s Ministry of Education to take extra precautions during their recruitment process to ensure that teachers not only understand the Children’s Act but are Christians that uphold the faith.
Children’s lives cannot be in the hands of people who have no idea what the Bible says about children or what the law allows.
Read and Pray
Genesis 2:22-24; Genesis 18:20-21; Isaiah 3:8-9; 2 Peter 2:6-10; Jude 1:7
Pray for the Leaders of Kenya.
Pray that sodomy will not prevail in Kenya.
Pray for children whose minds are corrupted by this abomination.
Pray that the children of Kenya will grow in the wisdom and way of the lord.
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