Kenya Information

Kenya FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 21% (Women 15-49) 11.4% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2014)

Most common types: Type 2

Common ages practiced: 5-18 years (Medium Age of FGM: 14 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is highest in the  Eastern regions (Type 3)

Practicing ethnic groups include: Somali, Kisii, Samburu, Maasai, Kalenjin, Mercu/Embu, Taita and Taveta

Terminology: ‘Kutairi’ ‘Kutairi was ichana’ ‘Kukeketwa’ ‘Tohara kwa wanawake’ (Swahili, Circumcision of women/girls)

FGM law in Kenya: Illegal

School term times in Kenya: In Kenya, for K-12 education, the calendar year starts in January and ends in November.

 (All information has been sourced from UNICEF, 28 to Many and The Orchid Project)