The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) has condemned an incident where a young girl was abducted and forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Migori.
In a statement Tuesday, NGEC Chairperson Dr Joyce Mutinda condemned the heinous act calling on the police to take swift action and bring all the perpetrators to justice.
“The Commission is watching the situation closely and will work to ensure that the rights of the young girl and all those affected by FGM are protected. FGM is a harmful cultural practice that has no place in our society,” she said
Dr Mutinda said the Commission is closely monitoring the situation and reviewing the video footage that has been circulating on social media showing a young girl being viciously assaulted by men.
She clarified that the video is not in any way linked to the case that happened in Migori County on 26th January 2023.
“We call on members of the public who have any information related to the incident in the video to come forward and share it with the relevant authorities for action,” Dr Mutinda appealed
The commission further urged communities in Migori County and the country at large to shun such practices and protect girls from the horrors of FGM.
“We must work together to create a society where all girls can live free from violence and discrimination. Kenya is a leader in the Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence and the Government committed to 12 concrete Commitments at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris in June 2021 aimed at increasing the momentum of ending all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya by 2026,” Dr Mutinda stated