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FGM is a tool to protect the spread of HIV, Maasais say

A group of Maasai women. Some believe that FGM helps keep a woman chaste. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano “Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years,” Nashilu Lenteiyo, the senior Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) ‘surgeon’ in the Maasai community of Ol Donyo Nyokie, tells a reporter. She adds, “No one can convince us that it is wrong.” The women believe that an uncut woman has sexual feelings for every man she ...

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Senator Mutula Jnr’s remarks ignite Makueni-Kajiado border row

Leaders from Kajiado and Makueni County are embroiled in war of words over a border dispute between the two counties. The dispute was triggered by Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior recent remarks that a piece of land measuring 800 metres from the railway line in Emali town falls under Makueni County. The senator’s declaration has sparked protests among the Kajiado ...

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Egerton University celebrates cultural diversity

The Nakuru Town Campus College (NTCC) of Egerton University is celebrating cultural diversity among different Kenyan communities this week in an event aimed at promoting cohesion and integration among students and staff. The event which is usually held annually will be marked under the theme ‘cultural diversity for intellectual and talent development.’ Its climax will be on Friday and it ...

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