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Govt raises alarm over cases of rape, child prostitution

06 February 2014, 10:17

Nairobi - The government has raised alarm over the surging cases of rape against children in Eldoret.

A senior officer from the Children Affairs, Simeon Orenge, said cases of rape and prostitution involving children had been on the increase since December last year.

He further noted that Langas, Kamukunji and Huruma were among the places that were most affected.

“This is as a result of some of the children being idle, the poverty levels are very high and most of the children are vulnerable. In Langas child prostitution is very high and as the Children’s Department, we are doing our best to reverse the situation. We have to work as a team, the Children’s Department, provincial administration and the police,” said Orenge.

The government has in the past pointed out drugs and alcohol abuse as the major causes of children prostitution.

It has outlawed the selling of alcoholic drinks to anyone under the age of 18 years in a bid to contain the situation.

– CAJ News


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