- A petition against Comprehensive Sex Education was presented by an NGO to the Ministry of Education in Nairobi seeking to stop roll-out of the curriculum in Kenya.
- A study done by the African FoPopulation and Health Research Centre and the Guttmacher Intsitute last year showed that a quarter of students interviewed, aged 15 and 17 years had already had sexual intercourse at least once.
Lobby groups are urging the government to review the proposed sex education curriculum, terming it destructive and un-African.
A petition against Comprehensive Sex Education was presented by an NGO to the Ministry of Education in Nairobi seeking to stop roll-out of the curriculum in Kenya.
“Comprehensive sex education is a highly controversial, rights-based approach to sex education that encompasses a great deal more than just teaching children and youth about sexual intercourse and human reproduction. (This) curriculum is more destructive than Boko Haram or Al-Shabaab,” Ann Kioko the campaigns manager for CitizenGo told journalist after she presented the petition and 4024 signatures from parents and people against the introduction of the curriculum.
Ms Kioko claimed that the sex education was developed in the United States and would bring with it norms that are not accepted in African society.
“Children from the age of five years will be taught about masturbation, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement and community, contraceptives and abortion. This is Africa, it is not acceptable,” Ms Kioko said.