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FGM AND DEFILEMENT ON THE RISE OVER COVID-19 FIGHT.

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By Gilbert Kobi  and Brighton Makori.

All areas of operation have been affected by the existing corona virus pandemic mostly education which has seen pupils exposed to all manners of dangers.

Young women Christian association {YWCA} kisii branch has keenly noted that defilement cases and the female genital mutilation practice is on the rise since the government has completely concentrated on the fight against covid-19 and perpetrators have taken advantage of the whole issue to embrace the bad vices.

Sheila  Moraa Nyairo is a young women Christian association [YWCA] activist who has endured much in the present atmosphere in Gusii region to combat the vice of female genital mutilation [FGM].

Sheila  Moraa Nyairo is a young women Christian association [YWCA] activist .

Being observant with the current situations in combating the corona virus pandemic Sheila is prepared at all costs to have engaged provincial administrators and other human rights activists to have completely do away with the bad vice.

According to Sheila there is growing fear that during this corona virus pandemic those evil characters may take advantage of it to continue doing female genital mutilation secretly at the expense of the girl child family.

“The leaders at this time of corona must not only give information on corona but also do more on what the girl child must be undergoing moreover on FGM and at least shape the knowledge over what might be taking place in personal clinics”, stated Sheila noting that parents must also not let mutilators invade their homes on wrong reasons.

Gusii region is a hot spot on fgm issues followed by Kuria a reason why Sheilah is shaken on what may happen to the girl child adding that there has evolved an evil name of radicalizing fgm calling it “medicalised fgm”done by medics privately and that the government must be upping their game on these characters.

“Yes there are known cases mostly in Kisii where there exists private clinic, hospitals and private chemists where medical practitioners even advise on safe medical cut to girls knowing its wrong doing so”, wondered Sheila adding that all stakeholders must take serious precautions over the bad vise.

Kisii has been named the second in the girls circumcision method besides Somalia which according to the recent released data are seen as ruthless as far as to causing deaths and other serious complications, the girls’ activist called upon those who are still embracing the foregone traditions to rethink their habit.

Separately Joel Machuka a coordinator of International solidarity foundation of Muungano gender forum has urged the provincial administrators not to lying low issues that are bad in the society by instituting kangaroo courts in solving serious matters mostly on women at this corona pandemic.

“It has come to our realization that there exists  kangaroo courts which some local leaders use to solve defilement cases, female genital mutilation cases that are done till now”, said Machuka who warned that the society in heading to a wrong direction if the embracement of the fact of leaving the bad vice.

Machuka also added that there is arise of gender based violence in the homes by calling that let the families have good coexistence , have good alternative of communication within the family and have solutions which will get us out of violence.

He also called upon parents to Keep watching their childtren more so during this time they are at home since its has emerged that children have engaged themselves in activities which will ruin their character .

Parents let us monitor our children for going and coming in so that we can full have fully generation with good morals” he added