Individuals behind secret FGM activities put on notice 

Cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) though not reported, have been going on secretly despite the ban on the same in the country.
In Nakuru County for instance areas such as Mauche, Kuresoi North and South as well as parts of Rongai, there have been worries of such cases.
 
Afew such cases are always carried out in secret.
The culprits of such have perfected the art to avert the wrath of law as FGM is banned.
However, their retrogressive activities might soon land them in trouble as concerted efforts are on in Nakuru to wipe them out of the society.
Local administrators, political class and lobby groups are out to ensure those responsible for secret FGM activities are arrested and prosecuted.
Nakuru County Chief Officer for Gender and Social Services Gladys Kamuren says FGM has continued to derail efforts of ensuring girl child rights to education.
She says it is saddening that the culprits have continued with the retrogressive act denying girls numerous opportunity as majority are forced into early marriages just after FGM.
Kamuren was speaking in Mauche on December 3, 2023 during a sanitary pads distribution and mentorship activity courtesy of Soar Kenya Community Foundation in partnership with Rotary Club and county government of Nakuru.
She sounded a stern warning to those still carrying out FGM that their days are numbered.
“We want to send a warning to the culprits of FGM that they either stop before the law catches up with them. We cannot continue to allow such retrogressive act to mess up our girls,” she said.
Mauche Ward MCA Moses Koros on his part has called for concerted effort in curbing the same.
According to him, if the vise can be stopped completely, then girls im rural areas will have a reason to smile and complete their education without any challenges.
“This is something that can be addressed if we join hands so that we allow our girls to continue with their studies,” he said.
During the activity held at Mauche Primary school in Njoro Sub county, over 270 sanitary packs were distributed to the girls who were also taken through mentorship program.
The current President Rotary Club of Nakuru James Yegon who spearheaded the exercise, reiterated the need for mentorship for girl child.
“Mentorship for our girls is key especially in rural areas of our society as this equips them with life skills,” said Yegon.
He challenged the law enforcers to work closely with the relevant stakeholders and authorities in ending retrogressive practices such as FGM.

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