Is it a crime to have a baby with my cousin?

Swala Nyeti Podcast
Is it a crime to have a baby with my cousin?

In today’s episode, we delve into the topic of the privacy of a child and the matter of incest under Kenyan law.

Vlogger Kabi WaJesus has admitted he is the father of a seven-year-old girl following a DNA test that came back positive. In a statement released earlier, Kabi said he sired the minor in 2013 with his cousin and apologized for his January 2021 fight against the paternity claim. In an apology to his fans and family, Kabi said the DNA result was a “relief” and assured that he would take parental responsibility for his daughter. “With the paternity results out, it is a relief as we can now chat the way forward together with the mother for the welfare of our child. I am immediately reaching out to her so that we can discuss and agree on her future,” shared Kabi.

Furthermore, people on social media are clamouring for their arrest stating that as they are cousins, they have committed the offence of incest, which is a crime under Kenyan laws.

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