Detectives from the Child Protection Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday, 4th August, rescued a Form Two student, who was about to be subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Narok County.
According to the DCI, the minor who goes to a high school in Nakuru County, learnt of the plan by her parents to force her to undergo the inhuman procedure today at Naira Sarisa.
She immediately telephoned to alert her school’s headgirl, who was in Thindigua, Kiambu County, about the evil plan hatched by her parents.
“Immediately, the head girl called our detectives through the #FichuakwaDCI anonymous hotline 0800 722 203, a team was dispatched to Narok, for the minor’s rescue,” the DCI said in a statement.
The agency said the girl was now in a safe house, where she would stay for the time being.
Meanwhile, her parents have been arrested and are in police custody, assisting with investigations.
“We thank the head girl of the school who went beyond the call of her duty, by reaching out to our officers to rescue her schoolmate from the retrogressive act,” the DCI stated.