Stakeholders working to handle the plight of youngsters have expressed concern over baby marriages in Turkana County.
Talking throughout a gathering to cascade findings of a survey on violence in opposition to kids in Lodwar, county kids companies coordinator Julius Yator stated the difficulty was alarming and wanted to be addressed urgently.
“Plenty of circumstances of kid marriages will not be reported on our Central Processing Data System to make sure we stop these circumstances and that the place they occur we reply,” stated Yator.
Yator stated everybody has a duty to cease violence in opposition to kids.
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He stated as a part of the technique to unfold the message to cease violence in opposition to kids, that they had determined to convey on board the bodaboda riders and distributed 600 reflector jackets with messages of stopping violence in opposition to kids.
He added that the presence of refugees in Kakuma refugee camp additionally poses one other problem to kids.
The Coordinator added that refugee kids would even be focused within the marketing campaign.
In response to Eunice Moraa from the division of youngsters companies in Nairobi, the nationwide prevention and response plan and got here to disseminate it.
The purpose of the assembly was additionally to assist the members of the kid safety community and space advisory council within the county can provide you with an motion plan on how they’ll implement the actions within the nationwide prevention plan.
A baby pleasant model of the doc has additionally been developed with help from UNICEF.
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