Castration Migori man castrated after he confuses 'circumcision' with 'castration'

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It was only when he left hospital that he realized he had been castrated instead of circumcised.

play A frustrated man. A man in Migori was castrated instead of being circumcised after some confusion. (Courtesy )

A man in Migori County was mistakenly castrated instead of being circumcised. The patient Joseph Onyango walked to a hospital and he demanded to be ‘castrated.’

According to the team of doctors in the hospital, they asked him several times whether he is sure he wants to be castrated because it is an irreversible procedure.

Onyango was adamant and brazenly asked them, ‘Are you the ones being castrated or is it me?’

The doctors had no option but to heed to his wishes. It was only when he left hospital that he realized he had been castrated instead of circumcised.

Castration bill

A bill seeking to have rapists castrated has been opposed by activists.

Maendelo ya Wanawake chairperson Rahab Mwikali said the county assembly should not rush to make such a law.

“I understand — as a mother — that feeling of wishing to castrate the offender but we have to look at it on a case-by-case basis to determine the kind of punishment to be meted,” she said.

Mr Nderitu Njoka of Maendeleo ya Wanaume said only “weird male” leaders could propose such a Bill.

He said both boys and girls were victims of defilement, hence it was unfair to make laws targeting one gender.

“If we want to castrate men, then also put a law cutting off the breasts of women who defile our young boys,” he said.

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