Agnes Wanjiru Kiraithe & another v Attorney General & 2 others: Kenya High Court, 2014
|Date||December 29, 20151:13 pm|
|Subject||Best interests of the child, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Right to education|
The 1st petitioner is the chief administrator of Soila Maasai Girls Centre (“the Centre”) which is established with the objective of rescuing girls facing the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The facts relate to the wrongful expulsion of 49 students of the Soila Maasai Girls Centre for undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) contrary to the school policy.
The court was persuaded that pending the determination of the application, it was in the best interests of the children to continue their studies. To this end the parties were directed to reach an agreement on arrangements to secure school attendance for the girls and to design a protocol to handle cases of FGM in the School.
The agreement and related protocols were approved by the court.
In the High Court at Nairobi: Milimani Law Courts: Constitutional and Human Rights Division: Petition no. 536 of 2013 between Agnes Wanjiru Kiraithe, 1st petitioner, Soila Maasai Girls Centre, 2nd petitioner and the Hon Attorney General, 1st respondent, Director of Public Prosecutions, 2nd respondent, District Children Officer Kajiado Central, 3rd respondent: ruling: Agnes Wanjiru Kiraithe & another v Attorney General & 2 others  eKLR