Kajiado County Deputy Governor H.E Paul Ntiati yesterday officially opened a rescued home, Hope beyond Transitional Center in Loitoktok, Kimana ward. Speaking during the function the deputy lauded the family of John and Dorcas for the initiative and vision for the sacrifices and effort they made to secure the future of young girls who are evading the cut and early marriages.
The deputy called on different stakeholders to join hands to ensure all children get their rights especially the girl child, who gets a lot of challenges and trauma when the cut is done. Outlining the challenges the governor said the biggest challenge in ending FGM has always been the fact that it is culturally entrenched, and has the backing of cultural leaders. Urging the community to come out to support the children experiencing such challenges and take a firm stand against FGM. “The laws of Kenya must be upheld. FGM must not be allowed, and we will see to it that anyone caught subjecting young girls to these practice is dealt with appropriately”.
He further noted that the county government is ready to partner with all stakeholders to end the practice of FGM in the county and the entire nation.
John Parit the initiator thanked the county government for the endless support they displayed to the needy children and preventing FGM. He urged the community to joins hands and help such children since children belong to everyone.
Dr. Josephine kulea one of the partners from Samburu county and Bishop David Bates from USA were in attendance.