The history of children and youth in Kenya

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Children Continue to Get A Raw Deal
By Judith Achieng', IPS, 20 January 1998. Kenya's government continues to drag its feet on pending legislation on children's rights despite reports that child abuse is on the increase. Protests that the proposed legislation not adequate because it treated the child as the object of the law without claim to basic human rights. Role of child labor. Court leniency.
Firm Accused Of Hiring Children
By Silas Nthiga, The Nation (Nairobi), 26 January 2001. The Nyayo Tea Zones Corporation has been accused of hiring school children to work in its tea estates. Poor school performance blamed on the rampant child labour in the tea farms and the illegal timber trade in Mount Kenya forest.
New Bill To Shield Children
The Nation (Nairobi), 7 February 2001. New bill in parliament will protect children aged 18 and below from cultural rites, customs or traditional practices that are likely to affect the child's life, health, social welfare, dignity and physical or psychological development—specicially forced circumcision of girls. UNICEF Workshop on eradication of female genital mutilation.
Aucun Centre Pour Réhabiliter Les Jeunes Prostitués
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 13 February 2001. Bienvenue dans la prostitution infantile. Presque partout où vous allez à Nairobi il est très probable que vous rencontriez ces jeunes filles se comportant de manière à suggestive. Leurs clients sont généralement les riches hommes d'affaires asiatiques.
Group's Report On AIDS Not Balanced
The Nation (Nairobi), 26 June 2001. The Human Rights Watch report on Aids and orphans will tend to harm children and its conclusions less than honest. Alternative policies proposed to counter growth of street children. Important role for civil society.