Maasai cricketer kicks tradition to fight FGM
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Maasai cricketer kicks Kenya tradition to fight FGM

A team of traditional Maasai cricketers in Kenya has broken with tradition to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Some Maasai communities still believe that FGM - when parts of a girl's genitals are removed - should be continued as some see it as a cultural rite of passage marking when a girl becomes a woman and can marry.

Maasai Cricket Warriors captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais tells the BBC how he and his team-mates are trying to discourage the custom by refusing to marry girls who have undergone the brutal procedure.

  • 15 Jul 2016
  • From the section Africa
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