Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal has bought 20,000 knives which will be used in a mass circumcision exercise in his county.
According to the governor, the knives will be used to circumcise 20,000 boys between the ages of 15 and 18.
“We have ensured a single knife and gloves would be used to circumcise one boy to reduce the possibility of disease infections such as HIV and aids and Hepatitis which,” Lenolkulal said.
The knives and gloves were blessed by Samburu north elders in preparation for the one-month exercise.
Lenolkulal asked the family members to ensure the initiates
“For those boys who will be undergoing circumcision we will ensure that they have continued with their education because we have a history that after circumcision many boys drop out of school due to moranism,” the governor added.