'She clearly has no idea': Kenyan doctor condemned over bid to legalise FGM

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Attempt to overturn ban on female genital mutilation meets with widespread contempt, but tribal elders defend ‘cultural right’

A Kenyan doctor has been accused of “trying to make history” after filing a controversial petition to legalise female genital mutilation.

Dr Tatu Kamau, who has held a number of high-level positions at the Ministry of Health, told a high court that Kenya’s 2011 ban on FGM was unconstitutional and discriminated against “national heritage”.

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