Leaders promise to end FGM in region

MPs from West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet counties have promised to eradicate FGM and banditry in the North Rift region. Led by West Pokot Woman Representative Lilian Tomitom and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the leaders condemned FGM, saying it had ruined many lives.

They said banditry had forced many development projects to stall. They promised to hold joint cultural activities to strengthen peace and unity among residents. Murkomen said gains had been made in efforts to tackle FGM, which he termed an outdated cultural practice.

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