Underage girls forced to marry in Kenya | News | Al Jazeera

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


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