Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A MOTHER BELIEVED MUTILATING HER 1 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WOULD HELP CURE STOMACH INFECTION!!!:(((.
TANZANIA EAST AFRICA-A one- year child (name withheld) in Hai district, Kilimanjaro region is undergoing specialised medical treatment at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) due to over bleeding caused by mutilation atrocity.
The girl was mutilated secretly in Ormolili village in the district recently,
It was discovered that the child was mutilated by her own mother. The child’s grandmother, identified as Rehema and the mother are being held by police.
The child's mother, Magdalena Julius (19), said her child was suffering from stomach infections, as a result she couldn’t learn how to walk even after attaining the age of 12 twelve months.
She said some neighbours advised her to take the baby to a traditional healer. “I sent my child to her grandmother, who claimed in order for the child to be healed, she must undergo mutilation,” she said.
However, the grandmother of the child, Rehema Taraa, said she didn’t know anything about the alleged mutilation. “Soon after my daughter in law came back, I saw my grandchild so weary and stained. I decided to take her to Hai District Hospital, and then she was referred to Mawenzi Hospital,” she said.
one of the foot soldier said-" we have a great challenge because nowadays mutilation is done secretly while babies are just months old."
Kilimanjaro regional police commander Absalom Mwakyoma confirmed occurrence of the incident, saying police were still investigating the matter.I wonder how long the investigation will take while the baby girl fights for her life, just because she was born a FEMALE:(((.
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Ambassador Lucy Mashua
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Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
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