15 women charged in Bomet for undergoing, aiding FGM

The arraignment on Wednesday came a day after seven initiates and nine women appeared in the same court over the age-old practice outlawed by the government. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Five others were charged with aiding the cut at Chebunyo in Chepalungu Sub-county, an area where the offcence is rampant.
  • Before they were arraigned, they were taken to Longisa County Referral Hospital for checks.
  • The accused denied committing the crimes on November 23 at Kipsuter and Roborwo villages in Siongiroi and Chebunyo wards.

Ten more women were charged in Bomet on Wednesday with violating the law by undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM).

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