And then they… circumsized me!

From “New Vision: Uganda’s Leading Website” comes a heart-touching story of a boy becoming a man.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2006

A UGANDAN from Bugisu had to bear the brunt of forced circumcision in the sprawling Kibera slums of Nairobi on Sunday.

However, the victim’s mother, Hellen Naliaka, supported the move by the residents, saying it was the only way to attain manhood.

The man, in his early 30s, was stripped naked, smeared with millet brew (malwa) before being frog-marched into an open space in the slums, where he was circumcised.

If only we all had friends like these to help us through life’s milestones…

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