Retired cleric Timothy Njoya addresses journalists outside the Machakos law courts on June 11, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESYRetired cleric Timothy Njoya addresses journalists outside the Machakos law courts on June 11, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
By MWENDE KASUJJA

Retired cleric Timothy Njoya has taken his fight for the clitoris to court in an ongoing case filed by a medic seeking legalisation of female circumcision.

Reverend Njoya was in Machakos High Court on Monday with an army of lawyers whom he said would “defend the divinity of the clitoris and God’s antenna to the world.”

A medical doctor, Dr Tatu Kamau filed a case at the Machakos High Court seeking to have female circumcision legalised.

Dr Kamau argued that outlawing of female circumcision is against the culture of many African communities and should be reviewed.

She said all females, especially adults, should be allowed to make choices regarding their bodies without being restricted by legislation.

Rev Njoya, after the court’s proceedings, said his appearance was to advocate for the clitoris to stay where God fixed it.

The cleric is not new in the clitoris discussion and has been a vocal anti-FGM activist to the extent of stating that he would soon launch a book titled, The Divinity of the Clitoris.

Njoya on Monday went to the Machakos court accompanied by Maasai and Samburu women whom he said were FGM victims and want their girls to stay in school.


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