300 Girls Graduate From Rite Of Passage
This exercise was carried out instead of the traditional FGM at Loboi Area in Marigat District.
The girls, who went for 3 weeks of training, were taught on morals and behaviors as opposed to the traditional way of undergoing a cut.
Baringo County Women Representative Grace Kiptui said that leaders in the area will continue fighting for the elimination of FGM.
Anti-FGM board chair Linah Jebii said perpetrators risk a fine of 50,000 shillings or six months imprisonment.
According to a report by Women Rights Institute,FGM genital mutilation is still high among communities in Pokot and Baringo Counties.
The exercise has been persistent despite government’s law enforcement and anti-FGM campaigns against the exercise.
By Rehema Juma.
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