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15-year-old Kenyan girl genitally mutilated, raped by her brother

10 March 2016, 15:24

Nairobi - A 15-year-old girl is undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Women's Hospital in Kenya after she was forcibly circumcised and raped by her brother and father's friend.

The hospital, however, declined to give further details about the girl.

According tothe  Daily Nation, the east African country's youth and gender affairs cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki, who visited the victim on Wednesday, condemned the incident and called for the culprits to be brought to book.

Watch the video below as she speaks.

Cases of sexual and gender-based violence have been on the rise in the country, with Capital FM reporting that women are the most affected group.

The most prevalent forms of sexual and gender-based violence include rape and attempted rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, forced and early marriage, domestic violence, marital rape, trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

According to statistics, FGM affects up to 3 million girls a year, despite government’s effort to eradicate the practice.

Reports also indicate that girls below the age of 14 are likely to undergo the cut if the mother was circumcised.

- News24


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