Back in 2008, Oburu was heard reassuring a cheering crowd that he would be getting the cut.
“We cannot cling to repugnant traditions for years while our people die at an alarming rate of HIV/Aids-related diseases. It is wrong, we must change. I am going to be cut next week. I am assuring you I will go, no matter how painful it will be.”
Speaking to The Nairobian last week, Oburu said he was advised against the cut due to his medical condition.
“When I presented myself for the cut, I was not allowed to go on because I am diabetic and the doctor advised that it would not be prudent to do so,” He said.
Health experts argue that a diabetic person take longer to heal from open wounds and circumcision can complicate matters.
Source: The Nairobian