Anti-FGM board calls for more funding in the fight against FGM

Resian Loloju [Photo: Citizen]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Anti-FGM board Bernadette Resian Loloju says the board requires adequate funding in the fight against female genital mutilation.

She says that other than the national government allocation, devolved units should create their own funds for anti-FGM campaigns.

Resian spoke from Tharaka Nithi County on Sunday, where noted that for instance the county passed a policy on anti-FGM however it has never been implemented over lack of funding.

In Tharaka Nithi, the FGM rates stands at 49 % against national average 21%.

According to Loloju, the board is working hard to eradicate the vice.

She noted that among the measures put in place include the introduction of male engagement guidelines in ending FGM which will be released in 2023.

Meanwhile, two women were arrested over the weekend for conducting FGM on four girls Isiolo County.

Isiolo county police commander Hassan Barua says the four survivors were taken to Isiolo level four hospital for treatment.

“We are holding the two waiting to arraign them on Monday for subjecting the girls to genital mutilation,” Barua Said.

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