Busia First Lady Judy Ojaamong has urged churches in the country to reject the sexual Offences Act that seeks to reduce the age of consent from 18 years to 16.
Speaking at St Thomas Amagoro ACK Church while launching an Album for Acaus choir on Sunday, Judy said the proposal by the Judges of the court of appeal was not tenable.
“The Churches should say no to such proposals which are tantamount to marrying off our children at tender age; Kenyans should reject such machinations,” she said.
Mrs Ojaamong said the consent age should instead be pushed from 18 years to 22 years which is ripe for girls to make informed decisions whether to get married or not.
Judy who is fondly known as Mama Education said at 16 years a girl who opts to get married will have difficulties during normal delivery or Caesarean Section.
She thanked Members Parliament from Busia County who have objected to the proposals and urged all leaders and education stakeholders to emulate that bold move.
The ceremony was attended by Anglican Church of Katakwa Bishop Emeritus Zakayo Epus and Reverend George Etyang, the Vicar in charge of the Parish. The album Safari ya Mbinguni has 10 songs. Others are Ebela, Mchunga Wangu, Kuna Mji, Maombi, Abu Edeke, Ekadwaran, Familia Moja, Kijito and Edoun Ejakait.