Underage girls forced to marry in Kenya

Although Kenyan laws criminalise underage marriages, various communities still carry out the practice in secret.

    In some rural Kenyan communities, tradition dictates that December is the month when boys and girls are circumcised.
     
    The communities, which still practice female genital mutilation, make girls marry off immediately after the circumcision is completed. Both practices are carried out secretly as they are illegal in Kenya.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from a rescue centre for such girls in the western town of Kilgoris.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?