By Kenneth Juror | Kenya
Some months ago we were treated to allegations of unnatural acts being perpetuated by girls in Mombasa with a dog. This was season 1 episode 1 with its viewership ending sooner than it started. The sequel is still on but this time round, men versus domesticated animals which is in season 1 episode 3. The first was with a pregnant cow in Kiambu, a hen in Nyeri and the third in Murang’a where it was four men and a donkey tied to a tree.
A cock killed a hen in Nyeri the joke goes.
It is although very unfortunate that people are making generalization statements which might later develop into stereotypes against men from these areas.
Last weekend a man in Kisumu was mercilessly beaten for raping a 5 year girl. Previous to this incident, a report by the National Council for Population and Development indicated that the former Nyanza province led in the number of teenage pregnancies followed by the Coastal region at 27% and 26% respectively.
Arguments have been thrown to “justify” why it was “better” to have teenage pregnancies around than engage in bestiality acts. Another school of thought argued that rape is better to bestiality!
I was perplexed to hear these from men, some well schooled.
None of these acts is better to the other as they are all heinous. How does one feel inserting a USB disc in a slot not meant for one? How would you feel if someone inserted theirs in your PC or laptop?
There will be a plethora of risks involved first, they would be pushing a memory stick into a slot that cannot fit but still soldier on, eventually your computer will break. Secondly, the risk of transferring viruses, quite literally, could completely shut down the functions of your computer (pun intended) among many other risks.
It is so wrong that someone can rape your daughter then later try “to justify” it. What if it was your mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother etc how would you feel? These are men doing such.
Are we really men?
Before the advent of the family unit many years back; men and women lived in separate homesteads far apart from each other. Men would raid women’s homesteads and rape them. As years went on women got tired of the constant horrifying sexual raids and each started identifying a man who she would sleep with and take care of , on the other hand men respected a woman who had identified a man. This was to reduce the harrowing ordeal that defines rape.
Men being jealous they way they are to date, they only wanted to be with the woman he had last time and a fist fight would resolve the difference on who was “there” earlier. The woman had the final word.
Convincingly, men took one woman after the other to their homesteads so that they would be away from other men who may raid when he is not aware exposing her to unknown danger.
The Sexual Offences Act of 2006 popularly known as the Njoki Ndung’u bill before being legislated it had propositions that a sexual offender’s organ be chopped off if found guilty, rape in this case, among other offences outlined in the Act.
This proposition did not see the light the light of day.
Section 2 of the Act “A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years but which may be enhanced to imprisonment for life”.
In conclusion no man would like to see his daughter, aunt, mother, sister, grandmother, friend etc being raped same applies to the boy child (sodomy). Why then engage in something that you would hate being done to your family? Why do it to someone else’s daughter/ son?
I beg to be schooled on this.