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Kenya

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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List of Organisations

Millicent Mwololo,

"Two rights groups want child welfare to receive priority [in Kenya] during the Covid-19 pandemic," says this article from the Daily Nation.

BBC News,

"An American Christian missionary has pleaded guilty in a US court to sexually abusing young girls at the orphanage he started in Kenya," says this article from BBC News.

Anna Mutavati, Maniza Zaman, Demola Olajide - UN Sustainable Development Group,

This blog post from the UN Sustainable Development Group notes the rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) in Kenya, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for immediate action to address this "shadow pandemic."

Njeri Chege and Stephen Ucembe - Social Sciences,

This paper teases out the range of factors reinforcing Kenya’s over-reliance on live-in institutions as a child care and child protection model.

Jacinta M. Mwinzi, Prof. Nephat J. Kathuri, Dr. J.M. Kinzi - International Journal of Education and Research,

The purpose of this study was to determine the financial challenges faced by caregivers of orphans in Kitui Central Subcounty, Kitui County, Kenya.

Republic of Kenya Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Office of the Principal Secretary,

This guidance is designed to inform child protection actors in Kenya in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It guides actions targeting, and services provided for, vulnerable children and families, including children living in institutions, children living on the streets, children with disabilities, and others.

Republic of Kenya Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, State Department for Social Protection, Office of the Principal Secretary,

The following are key messages including critical information about keeping children safe and healthy during the pandemic. The messages are designed for use by Children’s Officers, child protection actors including directors of Children’s Institutions, and members of government and civil society that work with vulnerable children and families to guide actions targeting and services provided for vulnerable children and families.

Teresa Mwoma, et al - Journal of the British Academy,

This paper provides insights into the feasibility and lessons learned from rural Kenya in providing Care for Child Development (CCD) training and supporting its implementation alongside the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).

David E. Eagle, et al - Journal of Religion and Health,

The authors of this study conducted qualitative interviews of 69 caregivers in four countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, and India (Hyderabad and Nagaland), and across four religious traditions: Christian (Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant), Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu. They asked respondents to describe the importance of religion for their becoming a caregiver, the way in which religion has helped them make sense of why children are orphans, and how religion helps them face the challenges of their occupation.

Kholofelo C. Motha, Matthews M. Makgamatha, Sharlene Swartz - HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies,

This paper presents four case studies of participatory educational research in Africa, including the lived experiences of orphaned children and conceptions of education quality in South Africa.