By Kevin Anyonge
Kenyans on better part of the week took to social media to express their displeasure and call for the arrest of a suspected pedophile, who posted a Facebook post to a popular group, glorifying sex to the top KCPE girl Goldalyne Kakuya
The man by the name Donald Njiiru Njaaga according to his Facebook account posted chilling distasteful comment on his desires to defile the young girl.
The man Njaaga has on numerous occasions shared perverted comments on Facebook on having sex with underage girls.
A screenshot of the post was widely shared as users called on the, office of the Director of public Prosecution to open up investigation and take action.
The ODDP’s twitter account quickly responded writing “Noted and taken up the issue. We will keep the public informed about #ArrestDonaldNjiruNjaaga.”
The Screen shot elicited a series of reactions from the online users
@Dalithso replied “What makes me angry about this, is people going into my inbox saying don’t take serious anything posted in the “Kilimani mom and dad’s uncensored”, serious or not, we are normalizing crime but continuously allowing such comments. #ArrestDonaldNjiruNjaaga.
@aystaparmwinzi wrote, “This is wrong in all ways possible. That man is a paedophile 😠”
@pauldaviddavies added, “I have a daughter and won’t allow this kind of character survive… lock this guy up in some filthy cell.
@Aminaah21 tweeted, “Whoever this fellow is, he must be brought to book, authorities must send a clear message that even the idea of defiling a minor is as criminal as any such actions #ArrestDonaldNjiruNjaaga.”
@carolinemtai stated “Grace Ndirangu of @ChildDci has been alerted and is on it. Culprit is in violation of Section 12(a) of the Sexual Offences Act which attracts a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. Do not condone sexual violence or even suggestions of it against children.’’
@kassembanda wrote “what i don’t understand is how adults, most of whom are parents and are supposedly well exposed find in perfectly normal to make sexist /rape jokes about children.’’
@VIsiavale added, “hii tabia ni mbaya sana , such individuals dont belong to the society . he should be arested haraka.”
@Spaida said “What does that post tell you about the sick people our country now has, state sanctioned murders, child molesters and people who have no respect for rule of law. Something has to be done.’’
@kietiMD said, “Plus start with the admin of the group, this is a criminal living amongst us. The admin should have censored their members who propagate such criminality.’’
@CarolineMtai further stated, “Culprit is in violation of Section 12(a) of the Sexual Offences Act which attracts a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. Do not condone sexual violence or even suggestions of it against children.
@KitongaIrene replied “And someone says this is just a joke! The way he has put it clearly tells us that he has done this to many. He belongs to jail.’’
The man has not yet been arrested, but the Director of Criminal Investigations and Facebook have started the investigations.
Last year 11th September 2016, a Kenya Airports Authority employee Ken wa Mwangi updated his Facebook account with his sexual escapades with children
This post went viral as many Kenyans expressed astonishment of the post and called for his arrest while others could not understand how he could be bold enough to post about his pedophile tendencies, Mwangi took the post down and asked for forgiveness, claiming he wrote the post as a joke. Upon receiving different reactions from the online users.
The Kenya Airports authority through their twitter account responded by saying “Jambo! We have noted with great concern that one of our employees has allegedly posted comments online that go against our policy 1/2.” And they further continued to state “Investigations are underway.KAA is a strong advocate of women/children’s rights & is taking this matter with the seriousness it deserves 2/2.”
This acts of posting vile comments in a way that demeans children sexually is totally unacceptable, utmost action should be taken to regulate content on our social media which is possible by engaging various stakeholders in an effort to ensure children who are vulnerable to defiling acts are protected and Perpetrators held responsible under the law.
Kevin Anyonge is a Producer and Writer at Mtoto News
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