Lobbies want welfare of all children given priority during crisis

Millicent Mwololo - Daily Nation

"Two rights groups want child welfare to receive priority [in Kenya] during the Covid-19 pandemic," says this article from the Daily Nation. "The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and Joining Forces Alliance for Children, the umbrella body for children’s rights organisations in the country, have faulted the government for the lack of guidelines for handling violence against minors," the article continues.

The organizations are calling on the government to enact the Children Bill 2019, among other actions. "The lobbies also note lack of information and reports to the various actors and the public on measures in place to safeguard the wellbeing and welfare of children in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic."