A Swahili saying goes ‘mtoto wa nyoka ni nyoka’ – that the child of a snake is a snake. So what do you imagine is the outcome of the life of a little girl raised by a single mother who is a commercial sex worker? Read Sally’s story and re-think your attitude about ‘that woman’s daughter’.
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I have obsessed about the Christmas/circumcision season 2014 – finding all the little stories from across the country. Thousands of girls have undergone the ‘cut’ this year – we have to change tact to demolish FGM.
‘Irῖgũ’ is a very derogative term that refers to uncircumcised girls among the Kikuyu. So when my friend and her sisters were being referred to as ‘irῖgũ cia Njambi – the uncircumcised girls of Njambi (her mother) – it must have pained their mother.