Kericho parents warned against increased cases of FGM

Kericho County Commissioner Mukhtar Abdi has said police are pursuing FGM perpetrators who carried out the outlawed activity in Techchoget village, Bureti constituency.

Speaking at Kericho Green Stadium on Jamhuri Day, Abdi said though the vice has been suppressed in the county, the practice is conducted secretly in a few areas.

“We have dispatched police officers to the area to investigate and arrest the suspects,” he said.

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The county commissioner ordered the police to conduct thorough investigations into the Kaboloin catholic parish incident where assailants on Saturday night raided and killed eight animals.

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony said a Sh300 million fund from the World Bank is ready for disbursement. He said the newly set up Kericho Municipal Board must discharge its duties effectively.

“The buck of the state of Kericho town will not stop with the governor but the Municipal board. The members must familiarise themselves with their mandate,” he said.

Chepkwony warned Kapsoit MCA Paul Chirchir over calls to residents to withhold tax payment in January to protest against the county government’s alleged failure to deliver services.

“Incitement to civil disobedience is a crime,” he said.

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In Bomet, county commissioner Geoffrey Omonding warned parents against hiding cases of child defilement.

Speaking at Sigor in Chepalungu during Jamhuri Day celebration, the county commissioner said many cases of defilement and rape go unreported.

Security agencies in the county find it hard to prosecute suspects because parents resort to traditional ways to solve cases.

“The delay in reporting cases after the traditional ways have hit a snag is the main cause of police failing to successfully prosecute suspects,” Omonding said.

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