West Pokot records dramatic rise in FGM cases 

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West Pokot records dramatic rise in FGM cases 

What you need to know:

  • FGM and child marriages cases in West Pokot have hit the roof, forcing stakeholders to embark on an urgent mission to get the situation to normalcy.
  • County has experienced more than 500 cases of FGM since schools were closed.
  • Tapach Ward leads with about 300 cases, Masol Location at 159, Mosop l50 and Chepkokogh Location about 10 cases.
  • Anti-FGM Board terms the situation as “serious", met overnor Prof John Lonyangapou to discuss the rampant FGM cases.

With schools closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in West Pokot County have reached alarming levels.

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