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Male Circumcision

Male circumcision has been a deep cultural practise for luhya communitty. In bugoma in the year 2008, the season being the circumcision year for the bukusu culture, and tradition; The boys in the villages were prepared for the cut. The cut usually is usually done by some traditional unhygienic knives that makes the boys prone to HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The government through the ministry of health organised an awareness training for the elders and custodian of traditional practices the elders were trained and circumcusers brought on board and also trained on good hygienic circumcision practise. The circumcusers were provided with clean surgical knives and gloves to ensure the practise safe surgery. The boys in the village of bungoma, bumula dimsion khosoko area were saved from brutal cultural practise and were happy as they were safely circumcised under supervision of ministry of health.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khasoko, Bungoma, Kenya
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