ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called for the filtering of pornographic sites in Kenya.
Mr Mucheru Thursday directed Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to enforce a ban on x-rated content. noting that it will help protect children.
The CS observed that the ease of access to the adult sites by young people has largely contributed to the rising cases of early pregnancies.
“Our children are our future. Let’s close the sites first, then have a debate on when to open them,” Mucheru said at the CIO 100 symposium in Naivasha.
He also took to Twitter to acknowledge KNEC Chairman George Magoha who on Wednesday called for porn sites to be blocked in Kenya.
— CS Joe Mucheru EGH (@mucheru) November 29, 2018
Mr Magoha had on Wednesday claimed that the ICT sector is partly to blame for the increased ease of access of pornographic sites in the country.
Here are some Twitter reactions to the development.
— TechMoran (@TechMoran) November 29, 2018
So the guys from Kilifi and the nondescript villages in Bungoma had accessed porn sites? Does one need to have visited a porn site in order to have sex???
— Joyce Mmaitsi (@KhasimwaMmaitsi) November 29, 2018
Have the people who give these directives been on the ground?
— WambuiMurimi (@Jacquemurimi) November 29, 2018
Wasiguse X videos .
— Archie (@Ar_ch_ie) November 29, 2018
Wow! What about adult pregnancies?.
— Son of Koru (@OkwatchHe) November 29, 2018
Smart phone penetration in the rural areas is super low! These kids don’t need porn sites to get pregnant! There are other issues involved.
— Ronald Achayo (@BaBa_254) November 29, 2018
— alobeer, Eng (@albert_nderitu) November 29, 2018
ICT cabinet secretary Joe Mucheru wants porn sites blocked to mitigate high teen pregnancies in villages that have no internet connections in the first place!
— sally (@Salomelugard) November 29, 2018
Mucheru you’re smart enough to know porn leads to immediate self pleasuring, he’d make more sense if he blamed alcohol and hormones. He can find better ways of seeking attention.
— Cephas Minae (@CMinae) November 29, 2018
Some of these declarations get ridiculous by the day. Curious to know if there is any data that backs up the correlation. This also assumes that porn sites are entirely accessed by teenagers. I thought Mucheru was better than this. https://t.co/EqOIVygXtZ
— David Njuki (@njukey) November 29, 2018
So yesterday it was Magoha, today we have CS Mucheru, seriously the thinking here is beyond me, so rudimentary…so girls in the village, most whom have no access to fast internet get pregnant because they are watching porn sites.. https://t.co/5XvBIducI0
— Kachwanya (@kachwanya) November 29, 2018