10-year-old boy has left residents of Itare village in Kisii County in shock as he circumcizes himself

A 10-year-old boy has left residents of Itare village in Kisii County in shock as he circumcizes himself. Residence of a village in Kisii woke to a rude shock after a 10-year old boy circumcised himself after his parents were allegedly unable to raise Ksh.1,000 to cater for his initiation rite.

The boy, whose medical condition is reported to be critical, used a blunt kitchen knife to perform the cut.

The Class 2 boy said he was forced to take matters into his own hands to avoid discrimination by his peers who were circumcised during the December holiday.

Following his deteriorating health, the boy was taken to a local dispensary and later referred to the Kisii County Referral Hospital but his parents took him back home since they could not afford the medical fees.
The parents are now urging the government to intervene and help the boy, who requires specialised treatment as he is having difficulty urinating.

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