US Doctor Charged with Female Genital Mutilation Has Ties to Kenya
A doctor who was arrested in the United States for practicing with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has links in Kenya.
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors told a Detroit court that the 44-year-old woman by the name, Jumana Nagarwala should not be granted bail on fears that she could possibly flee to Kenya or India.
Nagarwala has been practicing medicine at a Detroit hospital, but was last week arrested while boarding her flight to Kenya.
The court was told that the doctor was on her way to visit two of her children studying at a boarding school in Nairobi.
Nagarwala risks being handed a lifetime imprisonment if convicted on charges of female genital mutilation.