Sometimes we go through things in our lives that we live to remember. We cannot control what our next levels have for us because most of the times we are not aware of what we are going to face or why we have to face it. This is the sad story of a Kenyan Politician who underwent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that ruined her life forever.
In some communities, in the land of one of the most beautiful to places in Africa, Called Kenya, people have to undergo some rituals that are believed to be signs of a shift from one age to another. FGM is one of the most condemned act among these rituals due to a number of factors, one of which Monica Mebet, a victim of this act, explained to us.
Monica Mebet is a Kenyan Politician and she is a former Nominated Member of County Assembly. She is a mother of 3 and married to one husband.
According to her sad story, she comes from a community that believed that girls must be circumcised to transform from childhood to adulthood. However, her time and how this ritual was carried out on her ruined her life forever.
Monica narrated that the doctor who circumcised her, either by mistake or by will, failed to do what is done to others. Instead of only taking the organ removed for this ritual, the doctor scooped everything, leaving her with nothing.
Ever since then, Monica hated sleeping with husband with all of her self and could not even imagine thinking about it. Till today, she doesn’t like to be near her husband because she fears engaging in intimacy. She encounter a lot of pain which discourages her.
This is a fact that makes her interested in politics so that she can be in the fore front of the fight against FGM. She says that she will never quit politics as long as the war against this inhumane act is not over.