Kenyan girls taken to remote regions to undergo FGM in secret

Perpetrators of female genital mutilation becoming more difficult to catch as hospitals and clinics carry out procedure covertly


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Parents are taking their daughters to remote regions of Kenya to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in secret, according to the head of the country’s new FGM prosecution unit.

Christine Nanjala, who has led a high-profile crackdown on the practice, said perpetrators were becoming increasingly difficult to catch as many moved underground to carry out the practice.

“A while back you would have a big ceremony, there would be food and dancing. You have none of that now because they know we will detect it,” Nanjala said. “Now, the girls are taken deep into the interior of the country where there are no roads and no mobile signal. They are taken to mountaintops.”

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