We need stiffer laws

EDITOR — I wish our own country can also have stiffer penalties for criminals like most countries do.

I was happy with the stiff sentence given to the man who was spreading HIV in the United States.

The man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison and that is exactly what he deserves.

We have such people in our own country and most of them walk free because the law is lenient towards them.
Most men and even women rape and infect victims with HIV and other STIs.

Some sleep around, not informing their partners of their status.

Such people should be prosecuted and never allowed to walk free.

It is a serious crime  to knowingly transmit HIV to other sexual partners.

Criminals like these should rot in prison.

The victims suffer because they have been infected and there is no cure and no reverse.

Their future is shuttered and they are emotionally and mentally affected.

Is it not possible to have such a Judiciary system that will make one go to prison for life for such an offence?

I am sure if we have such stiffer laws, we would also reduce the rate of HIV infections in the country.

We are trying to curb HIV as a country, but how can we succeed if we let people go around infecting people and they are not punished.

Everyday we read of people being raped and the cases increase by the day.

No mater how we try to  secure our children, criminals always have their way of getting around.

Something has to be done because we fear for our own children.

We are unsafe as to whom they may come across and what their future would be like.

Let us do something to curb HIV at the same time severely punish those who commit such offences.

Rose,

Eastlea

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