Five women sentenced to 3 years in jail for engaging in FGM

Written By: KNA
420

KBC-survey-feedback-poster

Five women have been sentenced to three years imprisonment or an alternative fine of 200,000 shillings for practicing female genital mutilation, contrary to Section 19 of the FGM Act, 2011.

The women from Kiagu village, Imenti Central Sub County, allegedly engaged in the outlawed practice on July 14, this year.

Also Read  Baringo leaders defend CS Chelugui over stalled Itare dam

They were arrested after officers got a tip off from members of the public. However, the circumciser escaped after the police raided her home.

Also Read  Court upholds impeachment Kisumu former Speaker Onyango Oloo

They all pleaded guilty before Githongo Resident Magistrate Evelyn Wachira Ndegwa yesterday. The accused pleaded for leniency saying that they opted to go for the cut so as to join a women group to access government funds.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

According Imenti Central OCPD John Tarus, they were looking for the circumciser who is well known in the area.

Also Read  Google celebrates Kenya’s independence with a doodle
KBC-You-tube-728x90-New-2

Tell Us What You Think