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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:07

Girl Goes Back Home After 4 Years In Hibernation Featured

A twelve year old girl who escaped from an imminent cut is back home after spending 4 years on the run.

The girl, Sharon Silantoi escaped from her parents home in Ngore Ngore, Narok South after learning that her parents were planning to make her undergo female genital mutilation.

 

The 12 year old was forced to run away for fear that undergoing FGM would have paved way for her to get married at an early age.

 

The now class five girl was received well by family and friends during an emotional reception after a process of reconciliation initiated by the centre after years of separation.

 

Speaking at the reception, the Chairperson of the Centre Loise Kaleke urged Ngorengore residents to desist from practicing the harmful practice which she said had been overtaken by events and has no place in the modern world.

 

She said the girl child is also very important to the society and should always be treasured and taken care of at all cost same as the boy child.

 

Sharon’s Father Lekokui Ole Murunki, accepted his daughter back home and vowed not to marry her off until she completes school

 

He said he has learnt from his mistake and promised to be on the forefront in fighting FGM and early marriages.

 

In a bid to curb the practice, the centre has started sensitizing the community on its effects by visiting villages with the girls who have escaped the cut and sought refuge at the center.

 

The girl will go back to the centre to continue with her studies.

 

By Charles Kiragu

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