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Parents arrested over FGM in Tana River

A father and a mother at Gafur village Zubaki location in Tana River County have been arrested for subjecting their two daughters to female genital mutilation.

Confirming the arrest, Zubaki Location Chief ,Ms. Victoria Jillo said Ibrahim Salat, 88 and  Hawa Suleiman,30 were arrested in Bula Kasarani area where they were hiding the girls after the cut.

Speaking to the press today in Hola town, Ms. Jillo said she got a tip-off from neighbours that the girls were being hidden at Bula Kasarani area after the cut.

Ms. Jillo said she informed the police officers who went to the village and arrested the two parents and rescued the girls.

The chief said the incident took place on 3rd of December, 2019 when the parents allowed girls aged 10years and eight years to undergo the cut.

She said the two girls are in class four and two respectively and were taken to the Hola Referral Hospital for medical treatment and  parents are being held at Hola police station for interrogation before  being taken to court.

By Simon Guruba

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