Legalise Female Genital Mutilation, says doctor in court

Dr Tatu Kamau at the Machakos High Court on January 17, 2018 after filing a case in which she is seeking to have female circumcision legalised. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Dr Tatu Kamau wants the Anti-FGM Board, which has been spearheading the campaign against the practice, abolished.

  • Dr Kamau said the outlawing of female circumcision is against the culture of many African communities and should be reviewed.
  • She said all females, especially adults, should be allowed to make choices regarding their bodies without being restricted by legislation.

  • Dr Kamau said that the term FGM is a “misnomer” as Westerners, who coined it, are now practising it, only that they now refer to it as Female Genital Surgery.

A medical doctor has filed a case at the Machakos High Court seeking to have female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), legalised.

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