Child Labor is Wrong- We need Clear Laws

Child Labor is not a new phenomenon for most African parents. Owing to the tough experiences of people living in Africa, some parents have no choice but to spend some of their time walking over 10 kilometres daily to collect firewood, fetch water and looking for other basic needs for their families. Sadly, children have to toughen up and help with these daily chores. A visit to the famous Gioto Dumpsite in Nakuru tells of the same predicament that children born from struggling families have to deal with for their…

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Early Childhood Pregnancy is a Serious Concern

In the last three months parents in Kenya are grappling with teenage pregnancies with some counties reporting as high as 40% of such cases. Prevalence of early childbearing is most elevated in counties within Nyanza region at 27% (KDHS, 2018) followed by Rift Valley 24% and Coast 23%; it is lowest in Central 13% and North Eastern region 15%. According to Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2018, Narok and Homabay Counties have the highest rate of early childbearing which stands at 40% and 33.3% respectively, followed by West Pokot at…

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Opinion: Children circumcision should be banned!

The month of December is one that comes with a series of parties and celebrations in Kenya. One such festival is circumcision for most boys transitioning to “adulthood” aged ten years to fifteen years, some even earlier than this age. It is at these celebrations that the boy child “faces the knife” even though he is too young to enter into such a commitment. While these actions might pass as “celebrations,” for some of these children, it is a nightmare. The Kenyan constitutional provisions are very protective of anyone below…

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