Tales of trauma, secrecy and hurdles in the unending fight against FGM

Practice still prevalent, especially in Kisii; is the government failing on its accountability role in the war?

MARY We get paid between Sh500 and Sh1,000 per cut. This is a highly secretive venture because it’s illegal so we refer to each other. Mostly, our friends refer us to clients. We don’t decide on which girl to cut

NANCY AGUTU @Thestarkenya
NEWS | GENERAL


When Christine* woke up one early morning, the facial expression all over her daughter’s face made her worry. She could not fathom the agony Nikita* was undergoing. Nikita had been called names like Egesagane, a derogatory Kisii word for uncut...

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