K’jongs told to shun female circumcision
Publish Date: May 08, 2011
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THE Karimojong have been urged to desist from female genital mutilation. The cultural practice is mainly carried out among the Tepeth ethnic group in Moroto district.

The Moroto resident district commissioner, Nahaman Ojwe, told the Karimojong that their daughters needed to grow without such ancient cultures that affect their health.

Ojwe was speaking at Tapac sub-county headquarters during celebrations to mark the international Labour Day recently. Female genital mutilation is the partial removal of the external genitalia, undertaken for cultural initiation of a girl into adulthood.

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