Sex starved female inmates in Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya are pleading with authorities to implement new laws that will allow them to have sexual intimacy with their spouses when they visit.
Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence, speaking on behalf of her inmates said the time given to their visiting spouses and relatives is too short and does not give room for intimacy.
“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.
Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights except a new law that allows for conjugal visits is passed by Parliament.
It was further gathered that the quest to have conjugal visits introduced in the country’s lawful detention centres struck a dead end in 2014, when the Government ruled out the possibility of entertaining the suggestion on grounds of not being ready for it.