Muslim scholars deplore FGM and say it violates Koran, Islamic law

They asked communities to desist from linking it to their religion. The scholars said FGM violates the essence and objective of Islamic law, which protects the welfare of family, dignity, wealth and the mental capacity of an individual. Speaking in Nairobi, Deputy Chief Kadhi Rashid Ali Omar said FGM should not be condoned.

Last month, the Anti-FGM Board announced it was teaming up with various players to wipe out FGM. These include the government, the public, private sector, civil society, the media and development partners. “We want to work together towards a common vision to end the female cut,” Board CEO Benardito Loloju said.

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