Insecurity threats hits Kalas girls’ school in Amudat
By Obbo Yusuf
Kalas girls boarding primary school
in Amudat district has expressed concern over insecurity threats from warriors
who attack it in the night with the motive taking girls in forced marriage and
in acts of Female Genital Mutilation FGM.
Kalas primary school with over 670
pupils that is located in Amudat district boarding Kenya in karamoja sub region,
this school that mostly hosts rescued girls from forced marriage and victims of
The district Education officer for
Amudat Anthony Lawoti says as a district they are trying to protect these girls
from forced marriage and FMG practice however they at times get defeated by the
warriors which places a big threat to them.
The pokot tribe in Amudat district bordering
Kenya shares the same culture with those from Kenya of marrying off young girls,
practicing FGM and training boys to only look after animals.
In abide to defend the girls in the
area, human rights Activists in the area are cooperating with police to fight
the warriors who attack the school in the nights.
In the same way, the World Food
Program WFP country director Abrahaman Meygag has country director for wfp
Abrahaman Meygag pledged that they will give additional food support to school.
The pledge followed the Head teacher
of the school, Sister Proscovia Maria revelation that the school is also challenged
with lack of enough food to feed the boarding girls for supper.