– The church is against the Bill, and has termed it as immoral. – The DP said the government will take action against preachers who con Kenyans in the name of religion.
– It is ridiculous of the government to listen to any church leaders on what to do on education of children in Sexual behavior or otherwise as they will not get a clear view of what is best for the children.
– Going against every knowledge, experts, and what is know all over the world, Sexual education helps against teen pregnancies, STD’s, and more.
Deputy President William Ruto has said the government will reconsider the proposed introduction of sex education in learning institutions.
Mr Ruto said the government will not allow anything that goes against traditions, culture and religion be introduced in the education curriculum.
The DP was responding to the head of Catholic Church in Kenya John Cardinal Njue who said that the church was worried that introduction of sex education will “destroy” children.
“The church is concerned that some of the things that are being introduced in schools will do harm. There are other better ways to education on the same (sex issues) without going that way.
Which goes against every experts and other experiences from around the world, were every time it is removed from the schools and educational systems, unwanted teen and school pregnancies goes up, sexual transmitted diseases rises, and that the best solution and way to educate children and the public is to start teaching about Sex and how to avoid it starts in Schools.
It teaches girls to say no and avoid getting pregnant, and get sexual transmitted diseases, from different partners. Children (students) are human beings and not a machine you run, they have their own will, and will try out things they don’t know and are curious about.
Read more about Sex Education That Works and why it should be thought. It is widely accepted that young people have a right to sex education. This is because it is a means by which they are helped to protect themselves against abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV and AIDS. It is also argued that providing sex education helps to meet young people’s rights to information about matters that affect them, their right to have their needs met and to help them enjoy their sexuality and the relationships that they form.
“We have an obligation because the way we bring up our children will determine the way they will be in future,” Cardinal Njue said during a ceremony to mark Muhoho Boys High School 50 years anniversary in Gatundu, Kiambu on Friday
Nominated Senator Judith Sijeny sponsored Reproductive Health Care Bill of 2014 which proposes to have school children be supplied with condoms and other contraceptives as a way to curb sexually transmitted infections and pregnancies among the teenagers.
The church is against the Bill, and has termed it as immoral.
Mr Ruto in his speech promised that the government will ensure concerns by the church leaders are addressed.
“We will consider the issue and I promise that we will ensure education in our institutions is carried out in a manner which respects and which is in context to our culture and religion because that is the way it should be,’ Mr Ruto said.
The DP also said the government will continue collaborating with churches in matters health and education, saying churches play a major role in the two sectors.
“We value the support we get from the church and we will work hand in hand so that we can move this country forward. We have some issues here and there but we will work to change them,” Mr Ruto said.
The DP said the government will take action against preachers who con Kenyans in the name of religion.
He said some people have abused the freedom to worship to open up churches with an aim of conning innocent people.
The government, he said seeks to have all the church leaders and the churches they head registered.
“There are some self-proclaimed pastors and bishops who are preaching about seeds and others the anointed waters but in the real sense they are conning people,” he said.
Mr Ruto was accompanied by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Kigo Njenga (Gatundu North), Alice Ng’ang’a (Thika), Esther Gathogo (Ruiru) and Kiambu Women Representative Anna Nyokabi.