According to Kenya High Court lawyer Lucas Matiko Chacha, sections on children’s law should be included in the curriculum at various stages of primary and secondary schooling. .
The lawyer said that the understanding of the constitution and laws that protect children do not give comfort to the target group, considering that this action is only taken when their rights are violated.
Mr. Chacha accused the government of not expanding the understanding that children’s rights will grow.
He said it is the cause of widespread ignorance, sexual violence and other diseases that harm children’s education and well-being.
The lawyer wants part of the state constitution and general law to review and improve the curriculum, including adolescent education in elementary and secondary schools. Chacha, who has been campaigning for women’s rights for a long time campaigning for the free distribution of sanitary napkins in schools, said 90 percent of children are not aware of their rights.
The lawyer is a member of the Women’s Division of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (KELC), a resource wing engaged in legal awareness among students, college students and university students across the country.
He called for simplification of relevant laws to better respond to the needs of young people, especially women, who are victims of violence and attacks every day.
“A lot of people don’t know that indecent assault is illegal and can land you in jail for up to 10 years,” he said.
According to Mr. Chachan, girls should learn simple and easy lessons about rape, sexual violence, indecent assault and harassment; All crimes are punishable if proven in court.
Many people said they did not know that people who make false accusations, especially of sex crimes, were punished, and that some cases of forced marriage could be solved without reporting to the authorities.
She said many girls in primary and secondary schools still discuss topics such as sex, hygiene and life safety; still have the constitutional right to access and protection of health care.
The lawyer said that the concept of health and personal hygiene is not consistently understood as the responsibility of parents, guardians and some teachers, but should be available on all platforms.
The government said it would be easier to implement and enforce constitutional rights by enacting similar laws.
The Lutheran Church now participates in a program where health and legal experts discuss the legal responsibilities of health, hygiene and women’s sexual rights.