Kenyan Teachers Reject Plan to Test Girls for Genital Cutting

Schoolgirls in Narok county will undergo mandatory pregnancy and female genital mutilation tests this week, an administrator has warned. County Commissioner George Natembeya has directed school principals to ensure all female learners in both secondary and upper primary schools undergo the tests at local health facilities once the institutions reopen. Natembeya warned that parents of children found to have been subjected to genital cutting will be arrested and prosecuted.

Pupils who underwent an alternative rite of passage in August 2018 at Eselengei Girls' Secondary School in Narok as parts of efforts against FGM


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