Tharaka Nithi County devising law to help end FGM

Girls from Tharaka Nithi County perform a skit saying no to FGM at a past event. 

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What you need to know:

  • Tharaka Nithi County is coming up with a policy that will give it legal power to fight FGM.
  • County Gender Executive Ms Sheila Kiganka said the target is to help slay the FGM dragon by 2022 in line with the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration.
  • Policy, soon to be taken to the county assembly to be made law, will give the devolved government latitude to finance initiatives to fight the illegal ‘cut’.

Tharaka Nithi County is coming up with a policy that will give it legal power to fight Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).The county is among the 22 FGM hot spots in the country.

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