Gladys Chemtai, 27, says she felt relief after having the procedure better known as female genital mutilation (FGM) because it gives her standing in her village.
Millions of Somalis are in crisis, facing a famine brought on by unforgiving drought and exacerbated by ongoing conflict between the government and militants.
Since the Dadaab refugee camp complex opened 26 years ago, an entire generation has grown up there. For many Somalis born and raised in Dadaab, it's more than just a camp. It’s home. And Kenya plans to close it in May.
Obama's celebrity attracted important investment and development projects to Kogelo. With Trump coming in, villagers worry the world is about to leave them behind.
The industry has made Kenya one of the world's hubs for child sex tourism, researchers say, catering especially to Europeans.
And the competition for their membership is fiercer than ever.
'We prefer being in Somalia than Yemen, because we hope that aid workers might come to our rescue before we die.'
After years of conflict, basic city services have come back online and residents feel safe.