UGANDA: Kapchorwa Leaders Petition MPs On FGM Bill
He proposed that the penalty be lessened to five years.Patrick Cheptoyek, the Reproductive Health Uganda district chairperson, said Section 6, that sentences an offender who abets, coerces, threatens, induces or participates in events that lead to FGM to five-year imprisonment, should be clearly defined.
The leaders called for the review during a consultative meeting with the parliamentary committee on gender, labour and social development at Kok Hall in Kapchorwa town council on Monday.
The parliamentary team, led by Beatrice Lagada (Oyam) was on a four-day consultative tour of Kapchorwa, Bukwo, Amudat and Nakapiripirit districts to seek views of the people on the Bill.
SOURCE: New Vision Online
AUTHOR: Daniel Edyegu and Rashid Muzungyo
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