Kajiado governor Joseph Lenku has asked traditional circumcisers to stop✋ the illegal practice and direct their energy to other income-generating activities.
On Friday Lenku, in a meeting with some of the circumcisors appealed to them to engage in agriculture, livestock farming or education.
The Female genital mutilators are usually paid by the girl's parents before they carry out the cut😞 A former FGM practitioner, Esther Shapashina said during such ceremonies she would be paid 💰Sh3, 000 per one cut plus a goat😲
Governor Lenku 🔈spoke in Lenkisim area of Kajiado South constituency where he led an anti-FGM campaign. The practice is common in Kajiado, Marakwet, Samburu and Laikipia.
African Medical and Research Foundation (Kenya) organised the event where young 👧girls were offered an alternative rite of passage in Lenkisim Ward.
Over 40,000 girls have so far undergone through the alternative rite of passage in Kajiado in the 3⃣ three years according to Amref (K) director Peter Ofware, who also attended the event in Lenkisim👏
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