LEADERS CALL ON GOVERMRNT TO FIND A BETTER WAY OF ENDING FGM

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PHOTO:Kuria East MP Maisori Marwa Kitayama

A section of leaders from the Kuria community have called on the government to find a diplomatic way to ending female genital mutilation.

 Led by Kuria east member of parliament Maisori Marwa Kitayama, the leaders say the entrenched culture cannot be fought through law enforcers. 

The legislator said that the only way to end FGM in the region is through encouraging the young girls from the Kuria region to embrace formal education. 

He added that it’s through education that generations to come will be taught the demerits of FGM. 

Kitayama added that eradicating fgm does not require iron fist adding that it’s an individual’s decision. 

Three clans among the Kuria community had begun the cut with several girls fleeing to rescue camps. 

By Basil Okoth