[Ed. – Hey, it is circumcision season … no, really.]
As the circumcision season kicked off in different parts of Western Kenya on 1st of August 2014, 12 uncircumcised men from different communities were forced to face the cut at Moi’s Bridge town.
The 12 men who comprised of drivers, touts and other Jua Kali operators were drawn from the Luo, Turkana, Iteso and even some from Luhyia community who had either evaded the cut or came from some Luhyia sub-tribes that do not undergo the cut.
Six were from Turkana, three from Luo, two from Luhya and one from Teso, who were ambushed and stripped naked before they were taken to a nearby dispensary to be circumcised.
The crowd that charged towards each of the earmarked men to face the knife sung circumcision songs and took them round the town and later smeared them with mud before opting to take them to the dispensary for the remaining part of the process to be undertaken by a medical specialist.
The crowd was fair to the victims unlike in other incidents in the past whereby such people could not get an option of being taken to hospital after the whole ordeal such that they could bring in traditional circumcisers to circumcise them right along the road or in the middle of the town without receiving any injections to ease the pains or to prevent them from Tetanus and any other infections.
Wives of the 12 men were said to be behind the revelation that their husbands were uncircumcised.