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80 Year-old Arrested as Five Women Are Hospitalized After Undergoing FGM in Bomet

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An 80-year-old woman, Elizabeth Baliach has been arrested for performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on five women aged between 25-35 years in Bomet county.

Reports by a local publication indicate that the five women are currently hospitalized at Longisa County Referral Hospital.

Alfred Orwasa, the Chief at Cheboin location chief confirmed the incident adding that the five were discovered following a tip-off from members of the public.

Read: Harrowing FGM Experience: My Husband Had To Cut My Private Parts To Penetrate – Fatma Adan

The five women together with Baliach, the woman who performed the action are set to be arraigned at Bomet Law Court after investigations are concluded by relevant authorities.

FGM has been criticized internationally with various victims giving an account of events on the dangers associated with the vice.

Read Also: Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ after inventing App to end FGM.

The five teenagers developed a mobile app (I-cut) to help end FGM problem in the communities. In Kenya, is estimated one in four Kenyan women and girls have gone through FGM.

I-cut connects girls those who have undergone FGM or are at risk with a rescue center to give them legal medical attention. The app also aims to restore hope to those who have been affected.

I-cut has a simple interface which comprised of five buttons, rescue, report, help, information on FGM, donate and feedback, with each button offering different services to the targeted audience.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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