The recent remarks by a popular politician in a Nakuru Whattsap platform endorsing Female Genital Mutilation -FGM have left many in shock.
The man, who is an aspirant for the London Ward Member of County Assembly, endorsed the vice, claiming that that “A female genital mutilated female organ is sweet and tight for a man”
This is disgraceful. For a leader whose mandate should be to protect the women and the girls in the country, the guts he had to claim that FGM will reduce the number of prostitutes is unfortunate.
When we just thought that Kenya has made remarkable progress in fighting FGM, another man, who calls himself a Secretary General of a movement in Kenya brings out shameful remarks about his support for FGM and brags about the support of FGM on a local TV channel looking excited and convinced that FGM is the only solution for a young girl finding a husband. This clearly exhibits how uncouth and incentive he is on the journey to reduce the prevalence of FGM in our communities.
The reckless and insensitive comments portray leaders who do not have his people’s interest at heart.