FGM Facts

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.…

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Cut the demand for cut girls by engaging men in FGM fight

The more effort is put on the number of men sensitized (P), the less the demand of cut girls (Q), and also less men want to cut their girls. In a typical supply/demand situation in a free market, lack of demand automatically kills the supply. If men are willing to marry uncut girls, FGM will end faster!

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FGM Killed Jelida

JELIDA, a 14-year-old, took her last breathe battling a sacred wound she was forced to acquire. Jelida ailed, was forced to bear the pain, and shame. ‘Shame’ which she did…

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Maralal, don’t say you were not told!

I peep from the rough tank in Ng'ari, overlooking the dust-choking town of Maralal, enjoying the aroma of lost coins... the aroma of laxating khat from the wet side of Lowua Keri. I widen my nostrils to clear my gut of another morsel of lies and feigned loyalty. I light my pipe and shove some ash... a piece to my ancestors... and make a dash to dodge the fiery rage from the men that ate.

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Kajiado does not need a university

This savior mentality, "doing for our people," instead of supporting our people in what they are already doing is going to drag pastoralists behind, give them a development gap bigger than how New York has left Kondele village.

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The Maasai of this generation and why I refuse to praise him

The Maasai of this generation does not explore… he does not go out of his comfort zone… being born in Olkejuodo, schooling in Olkejuodo, Marrying in Olkejuodo, Dying in Olkejuodo and being buried in Olkejuodo, next to their forefathers… as they would like to imagine… forgetting that their forefathers were wrapped up in skins and laid to rest outside their homes, which varied from place to place.

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