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Leaky Tins: Addressing Covid-9 and Female Genital Mutilation

Since the first case of COVID 19 was reported in March 2020, the Government of Kenya spelt out measures including social distancing, high level of personal hygiene by individuals (washing hands thoroughly with running water and soap), covering the mouth when sneezing, avoiding hand greet- ings among others.

In Narok County, Ilaramatak Adminnistrative Po- lice, maintaining personal hygiene is a big chal- lenge since the community do not have running water. In order to reduce the spread of this disease among the community members, the FGM network embarked on sustained sensitization forums in the villages on how the community could reduce the spread of the deadly virus among the communi- ty members. The community members were sup- ported to put up leaky tins using locally available materials that would help reduce the spread of this virus. The community have embraced the use of leaky tins. The leaky tin is available in every home- stead/ household as a measure to curb the spread of COVID 19.