The Kne initiation is to prepare girls for sexual life (Deluz, 1987), taking place at puberty, and rather before than after (p123). Clitoridectomy is part of the rite.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Deluz, A. (1987) Social and symbolic values of feminine “kne” initiation among the Guro of the Ivory Coast, in Parkin, D. & Nyamwaya, D. (Eds.) Transformations of African Marriage. Manchester [etc.]: Manchester University Press, p113-35