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Kajiado praised for bold step in fighting FGM

by kenya-tribune

The Anti-FGM Board has lauded Kajiado for its fight against female genital mutilation.

However, chairperson Agnes Pareiyo said lack of political goodwill is hindering the elimination of the practice.

She told a press conference on Tuesday some politicians do not want to speak openly about FGM because they fear losing votes.

“We have to appreciate we are making progress. Although there are parts of the country we could not talk about FGM, but now we do without fear,” Pareiyo said.

“We are impressed with Kajiado because governor Joseph ole Lenku is playing a major role in creating awareness and advocacy. We have to do aggressive awareness for the war against FGM to be won by 2030.

Pareiyo said there is need to restrategise as the practice is now becoming rampant countrywide.

“I’m not able to say which areas practice FGM. Initially, it was in a few counties, but now the practice has become rampant. We will investigate and come up with facts,” she said.

The board plans to devolve its activities for easy reach at the grassroots.

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