Combating Sexual Offences in Kenya: an Appraisal of the Implementation of the Sexual Offences Act
Kenya has not fully realized the objective of minimizing sexual offences despite the
enactment of the Sexual Offences Act, 2006, which imposes harsh penalties for sexual
The aim of this study is to analyze the efficacy and the success of the Sexual Offences Act
2006. To this end, the study examines the extent to which the Sexual Offences Act
effectively facilitated prosecution, conviction and sentencing of sexual offenders. It further
interrogates the factors which have undermined its implementation.
Both desk and field research were undertaken in this study. Findings from the research reveal
that for the objectives of the Sexual Offences Act to be fully achieved, there is an urgent need
for constant civic awareness, amendment of some portions of the said Act and
implementation of other pieces of legislation such as the Employment Act and the Public
Officers Ethics Act.
The study therefore recommends that public awareness initiatives should be undertaken and
that all the relevant personnel be provided with adequate resources and the knowledge on
how to handle such cases. It also recommends the provision of a proper policy
implementation programme to ensure the alignment of the relevant sectors and institutions
with the provisions of the Sexual offences Act.
Combating Sexual Offences in Kenya
University of Nairobi
Type of publication
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Nairobi - University of Nairobi
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