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Girl, 10, rescued from marriage to man, 45 – Weekly Citizen

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A 10-year-old girl from Entonet, Kajiado South was rescued from a forced marriage to a 45-year-old man.
Police and anti-female genital mutilation crusader Dorcas Parit stormed the home of the supposed suitor and rescued the minor as the suspects flew in different directions.
The minor is said to have been married off by her parents after the family was handed four cows as dowry.

Deputy county commissioner Lawrence Kinyua

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Parit said she was informed of the forced marriage by a villager who witnessed the dowry negotiations and she immediately informed the police.
Area chief alleged to have taken part at the dowry ceremony was summoned on Tuesday evening by area deputy county commissioner Lawrence Kinyua.
Kinyua urged residents to shun retrogressive cultures such as FGM and early marriages that infringe on the rights of the girl child.



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