Gender, Sex & Sexuality: KENYA | Escape: Rescue of a Child Bride

Claiming to be the father of the bride, Oloitiring'ai Sekut confronts Narok district police officers who were conducting an anti-circumcision raid in the village.  Though he and the rest of the villagers adamantly denied practing female circumcision, Sekut eventually presented a young girl of about thirteen years of age who was wed the previous day. Sekut was eventually identified as the bride's uncle and claimed to be the father following Maasai tradition in which a male relative takes the stead of a child's father if he is indisposed.
Rescue of a Child Bride, Oldonyo Narasha

Claiming to be the father of the bride, Oloitiring'ai Sekut confronts Narok district police officers who were conducting an anti-circumcision raid in the village. Though he and the rest of the villagers adamantly denied practing female circumcision, Sekut eventually presented a young girl of about thirteen years of age who was wed the previous day. Sekut was eventually identified as the bride's uncle and claimed to be the father following Maasai tradition in which a male relative takes the stead of a child's father if he is indisposed.