Fear of voter backlash hurts war on FGM - MP

The Maasais practise female genital mutilation as a rite of passage into womanhood.

On Sunday, Metito said politicians do not want to be seen to be going against their culture, even though FGM is backward.

"No Maasai elected leader worth his salt can have the muscle to preach against female genital mutilation in public,” he said in Nomayianat village, Kajiado South, during the homecoming party for Nice Nailantei.

Last month, Nailantei, 27, was named among Time’s 100 most influential people — a prestigious yearly list published by the American newsmagazine.

It recognises extraordinary people whose contributions make the world a better place.

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