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'Forced Circumcision': The Latest Weapon in Western Kenya's Ethnic Strife

World  (tags: Kenya, human rights, violence, ethnic violence, male circumcision, weapons, mobs, machetes, Kenya, Africa )

K. A.
- 2272 days ago -
in the violent context of Kenya's post-election strife, what has become known as "forced circumcisions" are often outright penile amputations performed with rusty machetes by angry mobs.

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K. A. Hilliker (293)
Tuesday January 29, 2008, 1:33 pm
Things are in crisis-mode there....and it's not only the men who are being mutilated.....women & children remain the main victims of the violence and abuse.

Jennie B. (14)
Tuesday January 29, 2008, 5:16 pm

RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday January 29, 2008, 6:07 pm
I do not understand why this barbaric practice allowed, encouraged or FORCED.

Ludger F. (217)
Tuesday January 29, 2008, 6:18 pm
It is a shame and a crime what men are doing to humans there.So much brutal violance by men.Never i will understand how men/humans can do that to humans.i am really shocked...may peace come back to Kenya soon...

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Tuesday January 29, 2008, 8:01 pm

Glenda W. (77)
Tuesday January 29, 2008, 8:45 pm

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday January 30, 2008, 3:50 am
Noted, TY

Madalena Lobao-Tello (448)
Wednesday January 30, 2008, 6:37 am
Tanks to post.
This is against human rights...this is TORTURE

Penelope P. (222)
Wednesday January 30, 2008, 8:42 am
Noted thankyou Kathy

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2008, 9:34 am
Noted with sadness. Thank you Kahty

Dawn H. (102)
Wednesday January 30, 2008, 3:05 pm
Thanks Kathy. I am appauled by the atrocities there. It does make life in the USA look better. GW may be a raving idiot of a dick-tator but . . . it could be worse. We do need to do something about the rampant violence in Africa.

Fiona W. (162)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 11:33 am
Noted with sadness
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