Over twenty girl peer leaders from different schools in Nairobi County used the power of their pen to state their case on children rights, when they handed chief justice a giant ‘thank you card’.
Kenyan media has been filled by many reports of children being abused around the country. The abuses range from sexual, physical and psychological. In some extreme cases they have died in the hands of those who are supposed to protect them despite the laws and policies that have been put in place both at national and international levels.
Guns, dogs, tear gas, marked the scene of a primary school where children were protesting against the grabbing of their playground. Television screens depicted scenes similar to the Soweto Massacre in 1976 in South Africa during the apartheid regime.
Millions of children around the world cannot prove who and how old they are. Hence, Governments and development actors are unable to plan for their present and future needs.
The persistent cry of the three-month-old twin babies that were left by their mother who fled to Saud Arabia to look for a job is what welcomes any visitor to Mwandenges’ home in Maya Village, in Ganze Sub County, Kilifi County.
The past decade has not been easy for Monica Atieno.
She has been walking from one hospital to another with hope that her now 10 year old daughter would live a normal life like her other siblings.