Teenager Kioni's mum plans horror FGM for daughter in EastEnders
EastEnders’ Mila Marwa (Ruhtxjiaïh Bèllènéa) revealed that mum Nyangi (Lucy Vandi) is taking younger sister Kioni (Florisa Kamara) away on a trip to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
Kiona arrived in Walford earlier this week, eager to speak to Mila.
Mila, meanwhile, was delighted to see her sister, but her happiness turned to horror when she discovered that Nyangi was planning on taking the little girl away on a trip.
Knowing what this trip would entail, Mila pleaded with Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) to allow Kioni to stay with her.
Kathy, however, declined her request, leaving Mila with little choice but to keep her upstairs out of sight.
Kathy soon discovered the truth when Kioni made a noise, and thus she demanded to know why Mila was so determined to keep her little sister away from her mum.
Mila became emotional, as she struggled to find the words to explain her concerns.
With Kathy desperate to know what was going on, Mila opened up, revealing that Nyangi isn’t simply taking Kioni away on holiday – she’s taking her abroad to have her undergo FGM.
‘She’s the age now… to be cut,’ she explained.
Kathy was completely and utterly horrified, and asked Mila if she was sure, which prompted the young woman to reveal that it happened to her when she was younger.
EastEnders continues Thursday May 27 at 7:30pm on BBC One.
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