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12 men circumcised by force as circumcision kicks off in Luhyia land

Written by Leonard Wamalwa
2014-08-03 15:27:00
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Traditional circumcision process among members of the Luhyia community. [PHOTO|West Fm Team]

Uasin Gishu County: As the circumcision season kicked off in different parts of Western Kenya on 1st of August 2014, 12 uncircumcised men from different communities were forced to face the cut at Moi’s Bridge town.

The 12 men who comprised of drivers, touts and other Jua Kali operators were drawn from the Luo, Turkana, Iteso and even some from Luhyia community who had either evaded the cut or came from some Luhyia sub-tribes that do not undergo the cut.

Six were from Turkana, three from Luo, two from Luhya and one from Teso, who were ambushed and stripped naked before they were taken to a nearby dispensary to be circumcised.

The crowd that charged towards each of the earmarked men to face the knife sung circumcision songs and took them round the town and later smeared them with mud before opting to take them to the dispensary for the remaining part of the process to be undertaken by a medical specialist.

The crowd was fair to the victims unlike in other incidents in the past whereby such people could not get an option of being taken to hospital after the whole ordeal such that they could bring in traditional circumcisers to circumcise them right along the road or in the middle of the town without receiving any injections to ease the pains or to prevent them from Tetanus and any other infections.

Wives of the 12 men were said to be behind the revelation that their husbands were uncircumcised.

Some of the women who spoke to journalists after the incident appreciated the move saying that circumcised men are clean and perform well in bed hence the wives of the twelve victims will now get a new, better and fresh experience as far as sex is concerned in their marriages.

“We are happy with the move to have such men cut because uncircumcised men are dirty and do not perform well in bed and thus we are sure their wives will now enjoy their marriages,” said one Anne Njeri who had witnessed the ‘ceremony’.

At the same time some of the men who were involved in the mopping up of the uncircumcised men in Moi’s bridge said that the process shall continue in the area throughout the circumcision season to ensure that all men living in their midst are initiated from boys to men.

“These people have been engaging us in many arguments including competing with us for women yet they are boys and that is why we decided to transform them into men so that they can be worth competing and arguing with us. We are also telling those who have not undergone the cut to do so because it is a good thing you saw how women celebrated it,” said Peter Kariuki.

Raised money for treatment

However despite the rowdy move and harassment that the crowd expressed to the men, the same crowd including fellow drivers, mechanics, touts and other business operators in the town showed their humane face by contributing money to aid the newly initiated men.

Each of the circumcised men was given Sh. 3000 for treatment and other requirements during the healing process.

In the meantime over 50 people from the affected communities within Moi’s bridge town are now camping at the police station seeking for protection from forced circumcision that has already been meted on their friends and relatives.

 

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