10 men assault a 12-Year-Old girl in West Pokot


    A 12-year-old girl in Sigor was assaulted by ten men after she refused to be married off to an elderly man.

    According to police at the Marich Police Station, the girl’s father and other men beat her up to force her to submit to the marriage after she gave the suitor ten cows as dowry last week.

    “On Wednesday, a group of men came to her and beat her up so that she could accept the marriage,” said the police.

    The minor was then taken to the man’s location, where a celebration was held, according to the police.

    The minor then fled to the police station after waiting until the men were sufficiently drunk.The minor was also scheduled to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), according to Sigor OCPD Bamfort Surwa.

    The suspects figured in the matter are being sought, with the father being one of them.


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