(PHOTOS) WHOLives Helps Mabera Police Station To Get Safe Space, Fight FGM

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By MN Reporter

WHOLives has helped renovate a safe space at Mabera police station to help girls affected by sexual gender based violence while seeking justice.

WHOLives officer James Mukundi said the center will especially help support girls fleeing from Female Genital Mutilation which is still practiced among the Kuria community to be the first in the sub-county.

“We have managed to create a space where they can have dignity and be safe,” Mukundi said.

Mabera sub-county commissioner Joyfilla Wambua said the room will house at least 15 girls and have one care taker to stay with them.

“We will add a room for kitchen and store to make it better, later we will fence it off despite being in the police station,” she said.

Mabera children officer Jane Robi said the safe haven will help other private ones in the areas which have acted as safe havens especially during December festive season where female genital mutilation is at peak and schools and churches turned into temporarily safe spaces.

Masaba MCA, Clackson Mwita said as political class they support the move and calls to end FGM in Kuria.

“The vice has caused high teen pregnancies, marriages and school drop out rates in the area.,” he said.