Health summaries
Category : Gender based violence
Cut is Banned, But Elders Urge Respect for Maasai Culture Daily Nation, Pg. 18
Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011

According to Chris Murray, deputy director of the Tarus centre which is a safe house for girls escaping female genital mutilation, the practice is performed at government funded clinics and has caused the practice to increase, even as much is done to eradicate it. However, Maraga ole Wotuli adds

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Unkind Cut Ensures a Cycle of Poverty Daily Nation, Pg. 17
Friday, 11 Mar 2011

The Kuria community has refused to discard female genital mutilation in spite of the spirited efforts by NGOs and the government; moreover the practice has greatly affected girls’ education with most of the initiates being married off by their dowry-hungry parents.

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Murugi Proposes Family Bill to end Domestic Rows The People, Pg. 16
Thursday, 03 Mar 2011

Gender, Children and Social development minister esther murugi says the governmnet is in the process of formulating the family protection bill to address domestic violence and is urging legislators to approve the bill when it comes to the floor of the house.

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Time Up for Girls Circumcision as House Prepares to Debate FGM Bill Kenya Today, Pg. 10
Monday, 21 Feb 2011

The Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation Bill 2010 is set to be debated in parliament and if passed and enacted into Law, will mark a major milestone in response to female genital mutilation in Kenya.

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Murang’a Women Hit By Rampant Gender Violence The Star, Pg. 10
Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011

Murang’a North social welfare officer Mary Nyambura decries rampant gender violence and discrimination against women in the district blaming provincial administration for doing little to protect women from discrimination.

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Drama as Parents’ Storm Primary School over FGM The People, Pg. 13
Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011

Shock and drama confronted over 27 girls who had sought refuge to escape female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage at a primary school in Narok County, when parents dressed in their Maasai regalia and armed with clubs stormed the school demanding release of the girls.

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Nothing Less Than Zero Tolerance to FGM Daily Nation, Pg. 13
Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011

Every year three million women and girls in Africa continue to be at risk of undergoing  female genital mutilation (FGM), and although several human rights body today condemn FGM as a human rights violation and eighteen of the 28 African countries outlawing FGM, the vice continues to be prac

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Female MPs Draft Bill to Outlaw FGM The Standard, Pg. 13
Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011

Assistant Minister for Cooperatives Linah Jebii Kilimo discloses that female MPs have drafted a Bill to seal loopholes in law that allow some communities to practice female genital mutilation, adding that the Bill that proposes severe punishment for those practicing the vice would be tabled in th

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