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VC urges Maa community to shun retrogressive cultures

Masai Mara University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mary Walingo has called on the Maasai community to shun retrogressive cultures such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early child marriages. She spoke when the varsity donated 100 double-decked beds, mattresses and seats to Entesekera Primary School in Narok South Sub-county.

She said it was only through education that poverty will be eradicated. “All of us came from communities where the girl-child was viewed as source of wealth but gone are such days. Pastoral communities have an immense potential for academic excellence”, said Prof Walingo. She has also appealed for more boarding schools in pastoral parts of Narok to boost retention of girls at school saying day primary schools were exposing the girls to FGM, early marriages and unwanted pregnancies. Source

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