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Thursday, 18 August 2016
Women circumcise a man after running away from knife for 12 years
– A father of two has been forcefully been circumcised in Bungoma town
– The man identified as Kelvin Juma aged 31 has been evading the event for 12 years
– In Africa context,circumcision is seen as a transition from childhood to adulthood
A man who had defied to face the knife for 12 years was forcefully circumcised in Bungoma town after being cornered by a group of villagers who have been looking for him.
The man identified as Kelvin Juma was aged 31.and hails from Sinoko Village,Kadunyi constituency.The father of two is said to have moved from his house when he noticed that the villagers were planning to compel him undergo the traditional cut.
It is alleged that it is a custom for all Luhya community that all men aged 18 should face the knife.
“He has been running away during the circumcision season. All his younger brothers have already been cut. He has never faced the knife for being afraid,” a neighbor said.
“In most cases, he disappeared on the eve of final day despite going through all the necessary rituals,” the victim’s brother James Wekesa is quoted as saying by the star newspaper