We want sex — Female inmates cry out bitterly

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Female inmates in Kenya has cried for the change in laws preventing them from having intimacy with their spouses when they visit them in jail.

According to reports, the female inmates has been making this demand since 2014. They claim the current laws only allow a very limited time for their visiting spouse and relatives which prevents any form of intimacy

An inmate, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence at the Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County, presented the call on behalf of her fellow inmates.

“The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands,” she said.

However, Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura in an interview with K24 digital, said such a demand could not be permitted unless the Kenyan parliament passes a new law allowing it.