A call for debate on lowering the age of sexual consent has divided opinion and excited emotions. On the one hand, three appellate judges have called for a candid national discussion on this sensitive and important matter. They say there is need to amend the Sexual Offences Act because some sections can lead to injustice contrary to the noble intentions of the law. Three judges say there is need to amend the law because it leads to injustice contrary to its noble intentions. Churches, some NGOs and parents say the proposal will lead to immorality; it is a ploy to allow men to have sex with under-age girls.
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