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ELDAMARAVINE: NINE WOMEN IN COURT FOR UNDERGOING FGM

ELDAMARAVINE: NINE WOMEN IN COURT FOR UNDERGOING FGM Nine women, among them mothers were today arraigned in Eldama Ravine Law Courts for all...

ELDAMARAVINE: NINE WOMEN IN COURT FOR UNDERGOING FGM


Nine women, among them mothers were today arraigned in Eldama Ravine Law Courts for allegedly undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) voluntarily at Chemeswon village, Mumberes Division, Eldama Ravine Sub-County.


The nine women appeared before who appeared before Principal Magistrate John Tamar pleaded guilty saying they had to undergo the outlawed rite because their customs dictate that they have to be mutilated before their sons are graduated to adulthood otherwise the community sees them as 'girls'.



"We are being humiliated back in the village as everybody consider us young girls despite having borne between 5 to 7 children," said one of the suspects.


The court was told that 9 suspects were arrested at house near Chemoswon Primary School and taken to Timboroa police station before being transfered to Eldama Ravine Hospital for medical examination where it was confirmed that they had undergone the cut.


Meanwhile, Police are now hunting the woman who is alleged to have performed the cut on them, who according to the suspects, was paid at least Sh1000 for each operation. 


The suspects remain in custody until Tuesday when their case will be determined.

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