Outcry over low allocation for FGM in budget

Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning Ministry Ukur Yatani, at his office on Tuesday ahead of the 2021-2022 budget reading.

Photo credit: Joan Pereruan | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Anti-FGM Board is the agency the country is banking on to help eliminate the outlawed cultural practice and implement the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011.
  • In the 2021/2022 budget, only Sh102 million has been allocated to the board against a request of Sh500 million.

Gender and human rights activists have raised concerns over the continued underfunding of the Anti-FGM Board in the country’s annual budget.

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