First ever survey of street children to be carried in January

Government has set aside Ksh50 million to conduct the first ever street children census.

The survey will be conducted in January by the Special Programmes ministry with support from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Robert Njogu, director of Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund, said Kenya has no data on the number of street families.

Njogu explained that the Fund had developed a national policy on the management of street children, adding that the final draft would be handed to stakeholders in the coming month.