CECM ICT, Gender and Social Services Hon Richard Parsitau, spearheaded a meeting at Tumaini Gardens with different stakeholders to review the first draft of the first ever Kajiado County ANTI FGM policy and also discuss the day of the African child which will be celebrated on 16th June at Shompole primary school. Those present were ANTI FGM STAKEHOLDERS, KACCSNET, Gender and Social Service. According to Hon.Parsitau all stakeholders came together to own the process and to address child rights, voicing to all people to respect children so that they can achieve their education among other rights.
Dancan Sakimba who works for Feed The Children and also the Kajiado County children stakeholder network chairman lauded the support from different partners in terms of supporting the budget towards shompole. Voicing to all people to embrace unity to fight against FGM. According to Sakimba, “there is a national law, but we what a county law that can end FGM. Something that the community can own or be passed by the County Assembly and then to be subjected to the public scrutiny as the only way to end FGM.” Sakimba said, also pomising that they will fully work hand in hand with other stakeholders to ensure the young girls are protected from the Act of FGM. Agreeing with the Act as inhuman act and enumerated that girls had being going through a lot of challenges and trauma especially when the act is being done. He did not hesitate to welcome people to join hands in celebrating the day of the African Child coming 16th June..