Parents arrested after allowing their girls to undergo FGM
Two parents and a female circumciser have been arrested in Pokot Central Sub County after forcing their daughters to undergo female genital mutilation.
The two girls who were rescued at Porkoyo location were taken to Kapenguria referral hospital for treatment after the cut.
Confirming the incident, area Chief, Israel Atukole said on Wednesday morning, he received information that about six girls were undergoing the cut.
‘ After receiving the information around Monday midnight I immediately mobilized national police reservists who raided the village and managed to arrest two parents, a female circumciser and rescued the two girls’, said the chief. He added that four of the girls escaped.
“It seems some people leaked the information of our raid. We have launched a search for them and hope that they will be arrested very soon,” said Atukole.
The chief admitted that cases of FGM in his location was still rampant, saying his office assisted by the members of the public have increased patrols with a view to have it reduced.
‘We have increased patrols to ensure no more girls undergo the cut. Also some members of the public have been vigilant and always updating my office especially during this holiday season” he said.
By John Saina