It is good to ‘accept and move on’, a slogan that was incorporated during the 2013 general elections in Kenya.Those who have been in Kenya since 2007 will tell you that this slogan did a miracle to them as all politicians had no option but to accept the outcome of the election results.
Didn’t know that change is difficult to some people until last week Friday, 20th Day of November 2015, when news came in that the police in Kisii arrested 65 sex workers and forced them to undergo STI’s test.
To me, this sounded like a horror movie because I could not imagine that in this age and era, a police officer can force one to do a test. Under the HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT, there are a few circumstances where one can be forced to do a HIV test. For instance, if one is a suspect of rape then he/she must be tested.
For sure fellow Kenyans, let us stop this issue of moral thinking when it comes to issues of HIV and many other STI’s. Forcing sex workers to do HIV test will not reduce HIV prevalence in our country. In fact, researchers will tell you that this kind of action will only help by reducing street-based sex workers but not stopping them from having sex.
Respect to human right is a responsibility of every responsible citizen of this country and it should be clear that no one is above the law.
My request to the law enforcers is that they should accept that since 2010 August when we promulgated the new constitution, Kenya has changed and they should stop suffering from hangovers and move on just like other Kenyans.