Lamu West Legislature Stanley Muthama wants police to take stern actions against perpetrators of sexual violence in the County.
Muthama said Lamu is witnessing an insurgence of sexual violence without any stringent actions against perpetrators.
According to Muthama, the County has witnessed a soaring of rape, sodomy and other forms of violence against women and children.
He appealed to Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia to implement tough measures in a bid to tame the social vice.
“The situation is getting out of hand, we must act or we lose our children,” said Mr. Muthama.
He blamed some parents for solving such incidents in a family set-up.
Muthama warned that such poor cultural practices are a major obstacle to protecting children.
He urged the county administration to immediately nab such parents and throw them behind bars.
He said women and children should be protected by their own community and not exposed to sexual and other forms of violence.
Meanwhile, Muthama has appealed to the County administration and Lamu county government to establish a safe house for victims of Gender Based Violence in the county.
According to Muthama, victims of GBV should be protected and accorded counselling sessions so that they overcome psychological problems.
He also appealed to all stakeholders in fighting Gender Based Violence and schools to initiate counselling and awareness sessions on the vice among the community and in schools as well.