County commences registration program for street families to ease rehabilitation

There will be no room for illegal groupings in Nakuru’s CBD after the county Government in collaboration with security agents on Thursday commenced registration of street families within Nakuru’s CBD.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui says his administration has facilitated the ongoing registration aimed at identifying the needy street children that will help them return them in their homes and rehabilitate some of them.

“As a county we have commenced the registration of street families. We want to see how we can help some of them trace their families while others will be rehabilitated” said Kinyanjui.

This is in line with the directive that Governor Kinyanjui issued 20 days ago that all street children be registered in an attempt to address the rising menace of street families in the Naruku’s CBD.

Kinyanjui while decrying the huge number of street children in the CBD said within 2 weeks, all of them shall have been registered in the county data.

He says this will enable the county in rehabilitating some or even tracing their roots.

The governor said there are those who will be taken back to school, rehabilitation centres and also the county drop-in-centre to help them reform.

He also noted that after interacting with some of the children in the drop-in-centre, he realized that the street children needed guidance and support.

In February this year, the county government of Nakuru was on spot for rounding up street children who were later found dumped at Torongo area in Baringo.

The matter is currently being investigated by the county assembly of Nakuru and also the Senate.

PHOTO/NGPU:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui when he officially launched the Disability Fund last month.