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13 year old girl married off to 64-year old man attempts suicide

A 13 year old girl attempted to commit suicide after being forcefully married off to a 64 year old man in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The standard 7 pupil was beaten up and married off to a wealthy 64 year old village elder who had already paid dowry to her parents.

She stayed with the man for two days before she consumed pesticide poison at the man’s home in Koloa Division, Baringo East sub-county.

Women MPs led by Eusila Ngenyi of Uasin Gishu has complained of increased cases of gender based violence and other abuses against children in the region.

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