How close shave with FGM made Pokot woman crusade against it

Rebby Sebei, 29, vividly remembers that early morning when she escaped from her parents’ home to her aunt’s place to face the knife. Initially, she did not want to be circumcised, but due to pressure from her already-circumcised peers in the village, she gave in.

“In my Pokot community, there’s no way you would live as a girl or a woman without being circumcised, especially when all of your friends have been cut. My aunt was a big supporter of female genital mutilation. So I informed her that I wanted to be circumcised just like my friends and she supported me,” Sebei told the Star.

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