Elgeyo Marakwet administrators urged to end FGM once and for all

Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Rachel Shebesh met with Elgeyo Marakwet County National Government Administrators where she implored on them that FGM is illegal and has no social value and therefore must end by the year 2022 as per the Presidential Directive. The CAS asked the administrators to implement the Presidential Directive to end FGM to the letter […]

CAS Hon. Rachel Shebesh reads riot act to chiefs abetting FGM in Embu County

National Government Administrators in Embu County were put on the spot for escalating cases of FGM amid the Covid-19 pandemic as schools remained shut. Public Service and Gender CAS Hon. Rachel Shebesh cautioned the chiefs that they risked interdiction and subsequent prosecution for abetting the practice. Speaking to the chiefs and their assistants at the Kenya School[…]

Renowned Ex-cutter awarded Ksh 100,000 to start alternative source of income

The Presidential Directive to end FGM was cascaded in Garissa County with two meetings in Garissa town and Ijara constituency with the former meeting culminating in a renowned cutter downing her tools of the trade which she surrendered to Public Service and Gender Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Rachel Shebesh. The ex-cutter from the Yumata location in Garissa[…]

International Day of the Girl marked with a declaration by Borana elders to end FGM

The celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl, 2020 were held at Sololo Primary School in Marsabit County with calls for promotion of girl empowerment and eradicating of FGM highlighting the event. The celebrations were graced by Public Service and Gender Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Rachel Shebesh alongside Marsabit County First Lady H.E Alamitu Jattan[…]

The Board Hosts over 100 Kuria Elders in a Community Dialogue to end FGM

They say the elders play a critical role in the decision-making process in every community because of their hierarchical position in those communities. In some communities, they are regarded as the custodians of the culture while in others we see them as wise men who advise and provide wisdom to the younger generation and society. FGM is a[…]

Anti FGM Board rolls out Anti FGM Committees in the 22 hot spot counties.

The Anti FGM Board has launched Anti FGM Steering Committees in the 22 hot spot counties for effective coordination and reporting of Anti FGM programs in the country. The committees are part of the wider Gender Sector Working Group that coordinates gender programs in the counties. The first launch of the Committees took place in Narok County[…]

Hon. Agnes Mantaine Pareyio Board Chairperson

Hon. Agnes Mantaine Pareyio was appointed the Chairperson of the Anti-FGM Board in July 2018 by President Uhuru Kenyatta. She was born in June 1956 in the present Narok County where FGM is deeply entrenched in the Maasai community. She holds a Diploma in Community Development and served as a primary school teacher for a decade from[…]