In August 2008, 12-year-old Sasiano Nchoe died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). Although Kenya banned FGM in 2001, it is still practiced widely in certain communities - including among the Maasai - and the law is not well-implemented.
Sasiano's case: Death from Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya
Though Sasiano was buried, her body was exhumed for examination after Equality Now’s partner organization, the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, became involved and alerted the authorities. As a result of the autopsy, the person who subjected Sasiano to FGM, Nalangu Ole Sekut, and Sasiano’s father, Kantet Ole Nchoe, were arrested and charged with manslaughter.