Genital Mutilation a Weapon in Kenya

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy and John Heilprin

In the violence that has followed Kenya’s disputed presidential election, a notorious gang has been mutilating the genitals of both men and women in the name of circumcision, inflicting a brutal punishment on members of a rival tribe that does not traditionally circumcise.

I have no point of reference to comprehend this. My head and heart have shut down in response.