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Religious leaders say NO to FGM in unison

Female genital mutilation is supported on cultural and religious grounds

In Summary

• Scholars and religious leaders took a stand against the practice

Anti-FGM scholars and religious leaders
Anti-FGM scholars and religious leaders
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The Anti-FGM Board recently mobilised scholars and Islamic and Christian religious leaders to address FGM among communities, which is supported on cultural and religious grounds. They took a stand against the practice.

The event took place at KICD Nairobi and in attendance was Inter Religious Council of Kenya chairman Rev Father Joseph Mutie.

The Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board is a semi autonomous government agency established in December 2013, following the enactment of the prohibition of FGM act, 2011.

Jamia Mosque representative Sheikh Ibrahim
Jamia Mosque representative Sheikh Ibrahim
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Father Ibrahim Haieu and Engage Jamii Iniative director Fatuma Juma
Father Ibrahim Haieu and Engage Jamii Iniative director Fatuma Juma
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Female Islamist Scholar Ustada Fatuma.
Female Islamist Scholar Ustada Fatuma.
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Kenya Women of Faith Network secretary Sabina Nganga.
Kenya Women of Faith Network secretary Sabina Nganga.
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Inter Religious Council of Kenya chairman Rev Father Joseph Mutie.
Inter Religious Council of Kenya chairman Rev Father Joseph Mutie.
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Bishops Ngunjiri Mwangi and John Warari.
Bishops Ngunjiri Mwangi and John Warari.
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