Former FGM practitioners in Mt Elgon reveal financial dilemma

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Former FGM practitioners in Mt. Elgon have revealed the financial strains they are going through
Former FGM practitioners in Mt. Elgon have revealed the financial strains they are going through
Former Female Genital Mutilation practitioners in Mt Elgon have revealed the financial dilemma they’ve been left in since the outdated act is becoming more shunned in the community, and many of them have resorted to begging to earn a living. Bungoma County CEC for Gender, Youth, Culture Everlynne Kakai said the County government is working for possible ways to stabilize their financial situation. Kakai, who was accompanied by a Ministry Director, said the Sabaot community should embrace other cultural activities which are more productive, instead of FGM. “We can’t practice FGM anymore following the strict measures put in place,” said Hellena Chemoge, a former FGM practitioner, speaking at Kopsiro, Mt. Elgon. Margaret Nabangala, who was also involved in the practice, said her children can’t go to school because she can’t afford school fees.