'The damage I caused breaks my heart'

It all started when Helen Napono’s daughters reached the ages of 11, 13 and 15.

She felt it was time for them to be circumcised but there was no one to perform the rite so she decided to do it by herself.

Napono, 74, is a mother of three boys and three girls. She lives in Ololunga village, Narok County, and is a retired government nurse, having held the job for more than 20 years.

Her work as a circumciser started while she was still a nurse - when her daughters were due for the illegal rite of passage.

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