Nairobi High Court Petition No. 751 of 2006, Kenya and another v AG (SOA Case)

Section 38 of the Sexual Offences Act previously imposed stiff penalties for a complaint under the act that resulted in an accused person being acquitted. FIDA filed this case to challenge the provision as being offensive, especially to women. After the filing of the case, the Attorney General drafted an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act that repealed section 38.

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Section 38 of the Sexual Offences Act previously imposed stiff penalties for a complaint under the act that resulted in an accused person being acquitted. FIDA filed this case to challenge the provision as being offensive, especially to women. After the filing of the case, the Attorney General drafted an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act that repealed section 38.