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Kenyan police rescue hundreds of girls due to undergo FGM
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Kenyan police rescue hundreds of girls due to undergo FGM

by the First Source News MediaDecember 18, 2015

Local tipoffs about planned cutting ceremonies are boosting campaigns against the practice

Police in Kenya have rescued hundreds of girls from female genital mutilation before ceremonies often seen as a rite of passage to adulthood begin this weekend.

An increase in tipoffs from community activists and officers on the ground in remote regions, where FGM is most commonly practised, is already paying dividends, according to politicians and police chiefs.

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