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Kenya: Local administration on the spot over girl circumcision

Kenya: Local administration on the spot over girl circumcision

Human rights activist from Eldoret Centre Against Torture David Koros is accusing local administration in West Pokot, Marakwet and Mt.Elgon districts for frustrating their efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Koros says that their monitoring report indicated that some parents collaborate with the local chiefs to secretly hand over their girls to undergo the outdated traditional act. Following the discovery, Koros is now calling on church leaders and other stake holders in the region to help in sensitizing communities against the practice.

Author: Caroline Koech

Source: Fishkenya.net – 28 August 2008

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