Country Kenya
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act (2011) was passed on 30 September 2011 and enforced on 4 October 2011. 

Part IV of the Act criminalizes female genital mutilation (FGM).  The Act also provides that if FGM is carried out and causes death, the perpetrator will be liable to imprisonment for life.  The Act also criminalizes a person who takes another person inside or outside Kenya to perform FGM on her.  The Act further criminalizes individuals who aid or abeit FGM.

Full Text

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act

Source of Information

National Council for Law Reporting