Budgetary allocation of Ksh 7.6 Billion to the State Department for Social Protection
09 June 2016, 20:54
Nairobi - The government in the 2016/2017 financial year budget has allocated allocation of Ksh. 7.6 Billion to the State Department for Social Protection.
Some of the money, according to the Ministry PS Susan Mochache will be used to cater for vulnerable children through the cash transfer.
The government has established Cash Transfers to Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Older Persons and the disabled which have had great impact on poverty reduction and other situations that may deny children the full right of enjoyment of their rights.
PS Mochache was speaking during the launch of The Day of The African Child national celebrations held at Molo Secondary School, Nakuru County where she called on all security agents and Kenyans to ensure that children security is safeguarded.
She averred that it is the duty of every Kenyan to guard the rights of all children and urged Kenyans to maintain peaceful co-existence adding that in case of a conflict or crisis children suffer most.
The PS regretted that innocent children have been victims to conflicts and crises arising between communities as a result of competition for scarce resources, culture, elections related, acts of terror, violence in families and schools, and crisis resulting from natural calamities.
Mochache added that the government has made significant efforts towards minimizing conflicts and crises in the country with a view of creating an environment that promotes the ease of access and enjoyment of all rights by the children.
“The government has made a sound legal and policy framework aimed at eliminating conflict and crisis in Kenya, cultural, economic, political, social and religious factors that place children in risks of conflicts and their effects.” Mochache said.
She further added that people should make use of Area Advisory Committees to help children facing hardships and also air out emerging issues to the ministry for them to come up with solutions.
The day is commemorated each year as the Day of the African Child to honour those who had laid down their lives for the cause of freedom in South Africa.
By adopting this day the African Union has drawn attention to the plight, not only of children in South Africa, but also to the plight of children across Africa.
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