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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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