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Uproar on social media after woman moves to court to have FGM legalized
By Robert Abong'o | Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 11:08 EAT
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Dr Tatu Kamau at the Machakos High Court
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Dr. Tatu Kamamu moved to the Machakos High Court on Wednesday seeking to have the Anti-FGM Board abolished

She says the laws prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are unconstitutional

A female medical doctor in Machakos has asked the court to allow women who want to get the cut to be allowed to do do.

Dr. Tatu Kamau says the laws prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are unconstitutional.

In a case filed before Justice David Kemei on Wednesday 17, 2017, Kamau says she also wants the abolishment of the Anti-FGM Board, instrumental creating awareness about the matter.

She says the law is unfavorable because it damages cultural practices engraved in different Kenyan communities.

This has not been received well by Kenyans, who took to social media to condemn her actions, as most feel FGM should be completely abolished.

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has also blasted the woman’s actions as shameful and retrogressive, using her Twitter handle to respond to the matter saying, “There afterall seems to be no end in sight for these ‘civilised’ fools. Shameful & Retrogressive! Am bewildered by this woman!!”

Here are some of Kenyans’ reactions on social media: 



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