By MN Reporter
With less than ten days to re-opening of schools, gender stakeholders have moved back to re-integrate about 600 girls from Kuria community who escaped female genital mutilation.
From December all four Kuria clans of Nyabasi, Bwirege, Bukira and Bugumbe , both in Kenya and Tanzania, undertook female genital mutilation which saw the girls escape to six rescue centers to avert the cut.
James Omondi the Kuria West sub county children officer said already they have contacted parents of the girls and the community to see that the girls are moved back to their families to be able to go to school.
“So far circumcision process is dying down after almost six weeks of schools holidays and there is fear of underground exercise going on, we are checking on this before they are integrated back,” Omondi said.
He said already 14 Tanzanian girls who were in rescue centers after crossing over to the country to escape the cut where taken to immigration department and re-integrated back with help of security, government and gender activists across the border.