Six women arrested for circumcising daughters in West Pokot

Friday December 8 2017

FGM in West Pokot

Six women to face charges after their daughters underwent the 'cut' in West Pokot . FILE PHOTO 

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Six women have been arrested at Chekomos, West Pokot after circumcising their daughters.

Six girls, all under 15 years, were arrested during the act but one of them escaped following a police raid on Thursday.

Sook division assistant commissioner Brian Njue said the girls were taken to Kapenguria hospital.

Kapenguria OCPD Anthony Wanjuu said the six women would be charged in court and the girls will also appear in court as witnesses.