Police in Samburu investigate 14 year old FGM case

Police in Samburu County are investigating an incident in which a 14 year old girl was reportedly forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The incident is said to have occurred at Nga’ri village in Samburu central sub- county with the full knowledge of the girl’s parents.

Samburu county police Commander Alfred Agengo said the victim who sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) this year told journalists that her mother forced her to undergo the cut.

Agengo urged of communities that are still practicing FGM that they risk prosecution because it is outlawed.

Meanwhile World Vision has donated sheep and beads to women self help groups in Samburu County to enable them start income generating projects.

World Vision Manager Jonathan Lepora the initiative is aimed at encouraging the women to engage in business to eke a living instead of relying on proceeds from performing FGM and marrying off their under-age girls.

Lepora who was speaking in Kisima area in Samburu central sub county said they have spent one million shillings for the project.

Samburu county deputy governor Julius Leseeto lauded the initiative saying it uplift living standards of residents in the region.

  

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