President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that his government will eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) by the end of his term.
“I agree with CJ Martha Koome that FGM should not be a conversation we are having in Kenya in the 21st Century. I want to assure support from my administration in the elimination of FGM as it is retrogressive and a danger to the health of our girl,” he has said..
He has spoken during the launch of the Administration of Justice in Kenya Annual Report 2021/22.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has also been in the front fighting against FGM.She has called on everyone to hold hands and fight against the monstrous FGM and early marriages.
In 2019,the retired President,Uhuru Kenyatta had promised to eradicate FGM practice in the country by December 2022.
Additionally, Prohibition of FGM Act, of 2011 established an-Anti FGM board tasked with designing, supervising, and coordinating public awareness programmes against the practice of FGM among other roles.